- Faculty & Staff
EPIPHANY LUTHERAN CHURCH
in Pleasantville, New Jersey, serves a small urban community outside of Atlantic City, New Jersey, and offers a host of wonderful outreach ministries. In addition, the Rev. Neil Jaggie notes that the congregation “recognizes that leaders for the church are not just born but must be raised, nurtured, cared for, and supported. Thus, over the past twenty years, we have supported LTSP, The Fund for Leaders, and our own students in an amount exceeding $275,000.”
These gfts have been made possible through a modest endowment estab- lished to help provide student aid as well as individual gfts. Epiphany provides an annual gift to fund a student aid scholarship.
ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH
in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts includes a variety of ministries both local and church wide to benefit from its modest endowment fund. While the endowment is modest, the congregation has decided on a policy that directs its distributions outward each year. One third of the proceeds are used to support local community ministries and services. One third is used to provide scholarships including helping members to attend workshops and seminars to help them grow their ministry skills. The final third is used to benefit regional and church wide ministries. Each year St. Paul provides a significant gift from its endowment to assist LTSP prepare students for future ministries. In addition, this past year a member provided a challenge gift that joined with gifts from members providing over $17,000 to donate to The Brossman Center campaign.