A gift to Wartburg Theological Seminary through your estate plan has a huge impact on the daily ministry of our seminary to form valued leaders for the future of the church. Here are some simple ways you can continue to support the mission of Wartburg Seminary for generations to come:

Beneficiary on retirement plan: Naming Wartburg Seminary to receive a percentage of your retirement plan after your death is a very easy way to make a large impact. Your financial advisor will likely tell you that directing these to the church will save your family members a significant tax burden.

Beneficiary of life insurance: Consider identifying a percentage of your life insurance to support the ministry of the church. Others may find it possible to identify a whole policy for the seminary.

Will Designations: Making a provision in your will that identifies Wartburg Seminary is a powerful expression of faith for you and for your family. Identifying your desire for the seminary to receive memorial gifts at your funeral is a great witness to your faith.

Trusts, and other financial tools: If you are working with an attorney or a financial advisor, he or she may identify other methods available to you that both express your faith and can provide relief from a significant tax burden.

If you would like to discuss your giving, your estate plan, or you want help finding a trusted financial professional, please contact a member of the Development team at development@wartburgseminary.edu or call (563) 589-0200.


Help With Your Legacy Planning

Wartburg Seminary has joined forces with the ELCA Foundation, Lutheran Foundation of the Southwest, Lutheran Planned Giving Services of Nebraska, and Lutheran Planned Generosity of South Dakota

to offer professional estate planning guidance and resources. The links and individuals listed below, together with the WTS Development Staff, stand ready to help you with your planned giving questions or dreams.

ELCA Foundation

Lutheran Foundation of the Southwest

Lutheran Giving of Nebraska

Lutheran Planned Generosity of South Dakota

Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, & Oklahoma
Stephen Phelps
Gulf Coast Texas & Louisiana 
John Roalson

210 325-3496

Tim Urness
Mike Klinefelter
Sarah Callahan
Northern Texas & Northern Louisiana 
Morgan Schmidlin

South Dakota
Kathy J. McHenry
(605) 274-5030

Southwestern Texas
Signe Fredrickson

(210) 618-7067

Cynthia Halverson