Craig D. Stirtz, CFRE
President, Lutheran Planned Giving Services

As President, Craig provides charitable gift planning services to individuals, couples and families wishing to support Nebraska Synod congregations and its agencies and institutions as well as any Synodical or Churchwide ministry. Craig also provides charitable gift planning presentations to Nebraska Synod congregations and consultation services to congregations wishing to form or improve an endowment fund.

With over 20 years of development experience, Craig has helped to build support for the church’s ministry and is anxious to meet with you to help you accomplish your goals for your family and for the ministries you love.

Craig explains, “The best part of this position is the chance to work with wonderful people – people with a heart for ministry! Contact me if you would like to review your plan or if you are in the process of planning. I would be honored to be invited to help you accomplish your goals.”


Mike Klinefelter

Mike Klinefelter
Regional Gift Planner

Mike provides confidential gift planning expertise for those who are making plans for loved ones as well as ministries they care deeply about.  With his passion for ministry and Christ, Mike is trusted to lead you as you look at your future plans for your family, and opportunities to support God’s work in meaningful ways.

In addition to helping individuals and couples, Mike assists congregations of the ELCA as they establish and grow mission endowment funds by providing educational seminars on wills, estate, and charitable gift planning and by assisting them with their strategic planning.

 Mike’s position is funded by the ELCA Foundation which exists to sustain and grow ministries of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  Through its nationwide network of professional gift planning staff, the ELCA Foundation assists members in their call to live as faithful and generous stewards.