Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) is closely monitoring the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and preparing to carry out our daily operations.  While uncertainty abounds, LCEF exists precisely for such a time as this. To help those God has called us to serve, we have developed resources to address your specific needs. Since each situation is unique in regard to timing and severity, assistance is available to eligible Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod congregations, schools, organizations and rostered church workers.


To discuss those needs please contact Missouri District Vice President, Casey Carlson at 314-221-4503 or


For LCEF’s business continuity statement and please go to our web-site or click the following link:

Joyful Response

LCEF offers an electronic giving platform called Joyful Response, for on-line gifts through your website, a mobile phone app, ACH, or text-giving.
This platform is available for LCMS congregations, schools and registered service organizations (RSOs).


If you are not currently set up to take electronic payments please contact MO District Vice President Casey Carlson

Casey Carlson

For additional information go to LCEF’s website at