Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) is a unique ministry-through-investment organization that offers Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod members the opportunity to invest their money, earn interest, and help build LCMS churches and schools at the same time.

LCEF - Central Region serves Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod organizations and members in Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Learn more about LCEF at


New Area Rep

Lutheran Church Extension Fund volunteer area representatives met in Mankato today. Welcome our new southwest Minnesota LCEF Area Representative Dan Uttech. Dan served for many years as St. Paul Lutheran Church, Fulda Congregation Representative. Dan also works full time in purchasing for New Vision Coop in Brewster, MN. Dan and his wife have two grown children and two grandchildren.

 Lutheran Church Extension Fund is supported by faithful, passionate volunteers all across the nation. The Minnesota South District LCEF ministry in particular is blessed by our volunteers' selfless service and engagement. LCEF Area Representatives support our Congregation Representatives and Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod organizations in the district. This fall, area reps will help raise awareness of the LCEF ministry and connect with many of our current loan customers to express appreciation of their partnership.

Pictured (l to r): Ms. Pauline Wiemann serves western MN, Dr. Tom Murdock serves the northern and eastern metro area, Ms. Donna Timm serves the Rochester and southeast MN area, Mr. Dan Uttech serves southwest MN and LCEF Director of Communication and Marketing Ms. Maria Hendrickson serves the upper Midwest districts.

Area Reps will also help organize and present LCEF spring meetings in April 2013. These spring meetings are an excellent way for LCEF volunteers and LCMS leadership to get to know one another, learn how LCEF serves their members and ministries, and often tour the host congregation to see first hand how LCEF funding can help empower ministries in their Kingdom work. Check our website and facebook for more information.