Concordia Development Officer Earns Certification

Contact: Shirley Freyer
Concordia Lutheran Ministries
Tel: 1-724-352-1571 x8266

Concordia Development Officer Earns Certification

Cabot, PA - Concordia Lutheran Ministries Director of Development Jennifer McIntire was recently awarded the certification of Christian Development Executive (CDE) and two certificates, Christian Gift Planner (CGP) and Christian Stewardship Associate (CSA).

The certification included a rigorous and wide-ranging gift development and gift planning training program developed through The LCMS Foundation, a national nonprofit organization based in St. Louis, Mo. that offers comprehensive charitable expertise and services and training.

Philip Meinzen, director of the Lifetime Plan for Giving TM training program, said McIntire displayed an ability to plan and direct all aspects of the development process taught in the program's six courses.

"Jennifer demonstrated her experience, competency and understanding of the fundamental principles of generosity and how to walk in harmony with donors in the various ways that ministries, such as Concordia, encourage people," Meinzein said. "She is one of a few people now equipped to guide the full spectrum of gift development and charitable gift planning from a Biblical perspective."

McIntire's associate, Yvonne Kaczmarczyk, mission coordinator at Concordia, is also a CDE, CGP, CSA. Both are residents of Butler.

For more information on charitable gift opportunities at Concordia Lutheran Ministries, call 724.352.1571, ext. 8363.