Christian Gift Planning

Christian Gift Planning Counselor

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Leading to a Full Life in Christ....

St. Peter's Gift Planning Initiative:

"A Lifetime Plan for Giving"

  "Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver." 2 Corinthians 9:7 

People of faith want to provide for their loved ones and support the Lord's work today, tomorrow and forever.  We are pleased to offer a new service ministry for our members driven by their Christian passion to provide for their family and bless them in favorable ways.  We also know that part of our members' family is their church and ministries they love.  This service is Christian Gift Planning.  Because we are convinced that Christian Gift Planning is a key characteristic of a Full Life in Christ, we want every member of St. Peter to have a Lifetime Plan for Giving.

To help you develop your Lifetime Plan for Giving, we welcome Ray Pagels, our Christian Gift Planning Counselor, who can guide you through the process.  Many of you may already know Ray as a long term leader of our congregation.  Ray is well-trained to assist you with expert, confidential advice to make sure that what's important to you is accomplished.  You will have the peace of mind that your intentions for family and ministry will be handled in a trustworthy way to transfer the blessings.

There is no cost to you for Ray's services--this is St. Peter's gift to you, made possible by our partnership with the LCMS Foundation.

  • To make an appointment with Ray to help you establish a Lifetime Plan for Giving.

  • To meet or speak with Ray so he can share his role as St. Peter’s gift planner and answer any questions you may have.

  • To have a brochure mailed to you that illustrates the process of Christian estate and gift planning.


St. Peter Gift Planning Office
(224) 387-3857

Ray Pagels
Christian Gift Planning Counselor

Isabel Peterson
Assistant to Ray Pagels