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LCEF’s new director of Donor Relations and Planned Giving


Diana Raasch has served churches, schools and organizations of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) for nearly 30 years. And now she’ll continue to serve these entities as the director of Donor Relations and Planned Giving at Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF).

Diana served as the South Wisconsin District Vice President at LCEF for the last 10 years. Previously, she worked at Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, Wis., for more than 19 years in various roles, mostly in the university’s advancement department.

In this new role, Diana will identify and cultivate donors by helping them set up an inspiring legacy of love and care for their family and loved ones through proper planning. She will assist donors with estate planning, bequests and charitable donations to support all aspects of LCEF’s mission.

“I am honored to now serve LCEF as the director of Donor Relations,” Diana said. “LCEF has a wonderful legacy of receiving gifts from investors and ministries of the LCMS. I am excited that I now get to partner with any LCMS congregation, RSO and other ministries in our church body; and I look forward to assisting donors as they design their estate plan to provide and protect their family and their church family.”

Diana is married to Rev. Randy Raasch, who is the administrative pastor at First Immanuel Lutheran Church and School in Cedarburg, Wis. They have two daughters and four grandchildren.