LUTHERAN PASTORS’ ASSISTANCE FUND
Ministering to the Ministers of the Gospel
We understand there can be times in life that hit us hard financially and unexpectedly. A serious health or family issue, a costly repair or emergency can add financial strain to our situation. If you are a Lutheran Pastor (active or retired) or surviving spouse of a Lutheran Pastor who served in Southern California and who meets the criteria below, then we may be able to grant you a gift of funds provided by generous supporters of this ministry. We know this can be a sensitive matter, so your request will be kept in strictest confidence. Depending on the specific need and availability of funds, this gift usually ranges from $500 to over $1,000. Lutheran Social Services of Southern California administers this private fund for a Lutheran couple who have a heart for the work of our parish ministers.
An individual may be eligible to receive assistance from this fund if he or she is a working or retired Lutheran pastor and meets these criteria:
- Is an ordained Lutheran
- Was called as a Pastor in Southern California at any point to the present or prior to
- Is a surviving spouse of a retired Pastor who met (meets) the above
- Note: we do not fund any type of tuition assistance with this endowment Fund. Persons receiving government assistances such as housing assistance, Medicaid,or Medi-Cal should verify that an award would not disqualify them from further benefits.
If you qualify, please fill out the form below and submit it.