The Foundation has awarded $553,000 in grants to the ministry of our Church and School in 17/18!

Grants the St. Peter Lutheran Foundation awarded in 2017-18:

School “Laue/Rahn” Funding - $165,000
10 in 10 Seed Money - $125,000
Classroom Updates - $75,000
South Africa Missions - $50,000
Scholarships - $36,000
Security Upgrades - $25,000
Building Fund - $25,000
Life Center Upgrades - $25,000
Operational Funding - $15,000
Exterior Upgrades - $12,000

Current Foundation Board Members:

Bob Terrell – Chair
Brian O’Banion – Secretary
Carolyn Dolezal - Director
Steve Erdmann - Director
Nick Kautz - Director
Kathy Relias – Director
Laurel Van Meveren - Director
Brian Booth – Director
Ray Pagels – Director (non-voting)
Micah Greiner – Director (non-voting)

What is the St. Peter Lutheran Foundation?

The St. Peter Lutheran Foundation was established in 2013 to strengthen the Church’s mission through the development and management of major financial gifts. The Foundation provides a secure avenue for donors to leave a legacy of giving, helping ensure excellence and innovation in ministry and Christian education at St. Peter for generations to come.

What is the mission?

Our mission is to help the people and ministries of St. Peter Lutheran Church and School be more creative and effective in Leading People to a Full Life in Christ. We do this by funding new projects and initiatives that are beyond the operational budget of St. Peter.

What impact does it make?

Since its inception, the St. Peter Lutheran Foundation has moved the ministries of the Church and School forward in exciting and innovative ways, and will continue to do so for generations to come.

What are the priorities of the Foundation?

The Foundation helps fund new ministries that further the mission of St. Peter. Through the funding it provides, the Foundation helps future vision and dreams become reality for our Church. Most Funds within the Foundation have specific designations for how and what the money can be used for.

Key areas include:

  • New school programs and initiatives
  • School scholarships
  • Innovative church ministries that reach new people
  • Major facilities improvements
  • Our global Mission Partners

What projects has the Foundation already funded?

Since 2013, the Foundation has granted several hundred thousand dollars. These funds have: helped create differentiated learning opportunities in our school, distributed scholarships to families in need, helped create new church ministries, and funded major facility improvements. All of this adds up to more lives impacted with the Gospel and more people being led to a Full Life in Christ.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Foundation

How will my gift be used?

You have the choice to designate your gift to the ministry area of your choice. Your gift will provide a stable, ongoing source of funding for the ministries you care about for many years to come.

How is the Foundation managed?           

The Foundation is managed by an experienced board who are dedicated to growing and preserving the Foundation and it’s resources and impact. The Board meets quarterly to determine investment strategy, grant distribution and overall management decisions.

Has an audit been done on the Foundation?

Yes, an audit of the Foundation was conducted by Porte Brown CPA’s, and we anticipate continuing regular audits moving forward.

Is there a minimum required gift amount?

Gifts of any amount will be accepted toward an existing endowment. A new, names endowment can be created with a minimum gift of $25,000.

How can I give a gift to the Foundation?

There are many ways to give:

  • Cash, check or bank account transfer
  • Securities
  • Real Estate
  • Gifts in honor or remembrance of loved ones

Our team of professionals would be happy to work with you on any of these options. We will walk you through the process and make sure it’s completed accurately and efficiently.

Please contact Brian Booth, Executive Director of Ministry Support and Foundation Board Member, with any questions at 224-387-3826 or