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Help

For help, call us at 512-646-1CEF (1233) or our toll-free number, 888-951-1CEF (1233) or email invest@texascef.org. For more specific help, contact us at one of the email addresses below:

Investor Services

joanz@texascef.org
rpracht@texascef.org
dmorelos@texascef.org
kendaz@texascef.org

Loan Services

rcruz@texascef.org

K.I.D.S. Stamp Program

invest@texascef.org

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Newsletters

Texas CEF’s Chatter newsletter and Extension Extra email newsletter provide construction updates, CEF news, and investment rates. View our newsletter archives from 2008-2016 here.

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Photos

Texas CEF has made our photo archive available online at Zenfolio. From there you can download hi-resolution digital photos or order prints. Click here to access our photo archive.

CEF Logos

To download a file: click the link to view the image in your browser, then right-click the image and save the file to your computer.

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Current Projects

Trinity Lutheran Church in Klein

Christ the King

Photo Gallery
www.trinityklein.org

Lifebridge Lutheran Church in Cypress

Word of Life

Photo Gallery
www.lifebridgecypress.org

Memorial Lutheran Church in Katy

Photo Gallery
www.mlckaty.com

Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Kilgore

Pilgrim

Photo Gallery
www.pilgrimlc.org

Redeemer Lutheran Church in Austin

Photo Gallery
www.redeemer.net

Family of Faith Lutheran Church in Houston

Photo Gallery Coming Soon!
www.thefamilyoffaith.org

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Meet the CEF Staff

Stephen Block

Stephen Block: Executive Director

Graduate of Northwestern University in 1968. United States Army 1968 to 1970. CPA, with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. from 1970 to 1979. Senior Vice President TalmanHome Federal Savings and Loan, Chicago, IL from 1979 to 1983. Senior Vice President and Treasurer with Ben Franklin Savings, Oak Brook, IL from 1983 to 1986. Executive Vice President and CFO, Eastover Bank, Jackson, MS from 1986 to 1993. Executive Director of the Fund since 1993. Member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Austin, Texas.

Duties Include: Responsible for all CEF activities, loan application and information.

block@texascef.org

Bill Siegrist

Bill Siegrist: Director of Marketing and Training

Graduate of Concordia Teachers College, Seward, NE in 1979. Former national training consultant with the Zig Ziglar Corporation. Served as Director of Christian Education for Immanuel Lutheran Church, Memphis, TN in 1983 and 1984. Director of Development for the Fund since 1988. Member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Austin, Texas.

Duties Include: Supervises promotional activities for CEF

bill@texascef.org

Pam Herber

Pam Herber: Director of Operations

Graduate of Southwest Texas State University in 1991. CPA, Benefits Plan Administrator with Employee Incentive Plans, Inc. in Austin, Texas from 1992 - 1999. Secondary School Math teacher from 1999 - 2001. CEF Accountant since 2001. Member of Christ Lutheran Church in Austin, Texas.

Duties Include: Supervising and directing the Fund's support staff and serving as the Fund's Chief Financial Officer.

herber@texascef.org

Ruby Cruz

Ruby Cruz: Loan Administrator

Duties Include: Assists in processing loan requests and preparation of loan documentation. Answers questions about existing loans. Assists congregations with construction loan disbursements. Provides loan pay off information.

rcruz@texascef.org

Sue Eckert

Sue Eckert: Transaction Processor

Duties Include: Processes loan and investment transactions.

sue@texascef.org

Joan Zieschang

Joan Zieschang: Investor Service Representative

Duties Include: Assists CEF investors with questions about their investments. Provides information about new investments, redemptions, investment statements, interest checks, 1099s, etc.

joanz@texascef.org

Raelyn Pracht

Raelyn Pracht: Rep Coach

Duties Include: Assists CEF investors with questions about their investments. Provides information about new investments, redemptions, investment statements, interest checks, 1099s, etc.

rpracht@texascef.org

Debbie Morelos

Debbie Morelos: Investor Services Representative

Duties Include: Assists CEF investors with questions about their investments. Provides information about new investments, redemptions, investment statements, interest checks, 1099s, etc.

dmorelos@texascef.org

Kenda Zawadzki

Kenda Zawadzki: Investor Services Representative

Duties Include: Assists CEF investors with questions about their investments. Provides information about new investments, redemptions, investment statements, interest checks, 1099s, etc.

kendaz@texascef.org

Jess Rosenwinkel

Jess Rosenwinkel: Web/Graphic Designer

Duties Include: Website design and maintenance. Designs and revises publications and forms. Copywriting and proofreading.

jess@texascef.org

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Board for Church Extension

Eugene Bode

Eugene Bode, Chairman

St. Paul Lutheran Church, Waco, Texas

Paul Burrough

Paul Burrough, Vice Chairman

Trinity Lutheran Church, Weatherford, Texas

Mike Abel

Mike Abel

Trinity Lutheran Church, Waco, Texas

Kathryn Amendt

Kathryn Amendt

Word of Life, Cibolo, Texas

Dennis Huffman

Dennis Huffman

First Lutheran Church, Texarkana, Texas

Kris Nehring

Kris Nehring

Faith, Stephenville, Texas

John Hunt

John Hunt

Point of Grace, Pflugerville, Texas

Rev. Ryan Neuhaus

Rev. Ryan Neuhaus

Salem Lutheran Church, Tomball, Texas

Alan Werchan

Alan Werchan

Christ Lutheran Church, Austin, Texas