Trinity Lutheran Foundation

As Christians, we are called to be good stewards of the gifts God has so generously given us. We are also called to support the work of the church. Trinity Lutheran Foundation was established in 1986 to support the mission goals of Trinity Lutheran Church and to reach beyond with financial support of other ministries as we work together to grow God’s kingdom.

Our Mission

Reach Mission Goals

To aid Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in reaching its mission goals as provided by the benefactors in their bequests.

Invest Assets

To invest assets in the best manner possible with fiduciary responsibility in mind.

Other Ministries

To assist other ministries (individuals and organizations) in need that are not reached through Trinity.

Initiate Fundraising

Initiate fund raising for future assets to facilitate contributions from those wanting to leave heritage gifts to the Foundation.

What is the Foundation?

The Trinity Lutheran Foundation was established as a tax-exempt corporation in 1986 to provide a means for members and friends of Trinity Lutheran Church to set aside funds that would support the mission of the church long after their death.  While the Foundation is part of the overall ministry of Trinity Lutheran Church, it is not controlled by the governing body of the congregation.  The Foundation is a separate corporation with its own board of directors.


Foundation membership is through donating a minimum of $10 to the Foundation, or by informing the Board of Directors that the Foundation will be receiving funds from their estate, trust, or life insurance proceeds.  The Foundation is a qualified 501c3 Corporation, and all donations are tax deductible.

Historical Funding


Training to become professional church workers

Special mission projects

Seminars and training events for staff and members

Evangelism projects

Facilities investments for upgrades and expansions

Support of arts and music

How to Participate

Give a Gift

Gifts can be in the form of cash or property – stocks, bonds, real estate or personal property.

Life Insurance

Name Trinity Lutheran Foundation as a beneficiary or as the owner of a life insurance policy.

Retirement Account

Name Trinity Lutheran Foundation as a beneficiary of your retirement account. 

Honorary Gifts

Give a gift in honor of family members or friends or in memory of special events anniversaries, birthdays, baptisms, confirmations, or others. 

You Can Designate

Donors can designate how they wish their funds to be used—as long as their wishes are consistent with the purpose for which the Foundation has been established. 

Endowment Fund

Establish an Endowment Fund whereby only the earnings or earnings and principal of the invested money is used to fund a specific ministry area of Trinity Lutheran Church.

Board of Directors

The Foundation is governed by the Foundation Board of Directors, a five-member board elected by the membership at the annual meeting.  The Treasurer is appointed by the Board to oversee Foundation investments.  Other committees may be appointed as needed to manage the affairs of the Foundation.

Jamie Miles, President

Jamie has worked within healthcare for Johnson & Johnson and Cerner Corporation (Oracle), where he has been involved in company sponsored charitable foundations as well as volunteering activities.

He is passionate about ensuring that all endowments are used directly as the donor intended.

Denny Hixson, Vice President

My objective in life is to honor Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior, by serving other Christians using the abilities Our Father has given me.  I am a retired CPA with over 35 years of experience serving on non-profit boards and 20 years serving on church boards and committees.  I would encourage all of our members to consider the Trinity Foundation when working on your estate planning.

Bill Guerry, Secretary

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Erin Fuchs, Treasurer

Erin has served on the Foundation since 2019 and prepares the Foundation’s financial statements so the Board can make informed decisions. She enjoys seeing how the generosity of donors pays off in big ways to further God’s Kingdom. 

Erin works as a Credit Analyst for a Bank and enjoys running and baking cookies in her free time. 

Roselea Nellis, Member at Large

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Get In Touch

More information regarding the Foundation can be obtained by emailing the President, Jamie Miles, or by contacting the church office.

Church Office: (913) 432-5441

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