The Michigan District Development Department works to raise awareness and financial support for Michigan District, LCMS Ministries. Support assists in the areas of general district support, district endowment, Lutheran education, mission and ministry support, conference and training support, leadership development, church worker care, and more.

Meet our Team:

Laura Thomas – As the Director of Development, Laura seeks to build relationships with congregations and donors to engage them in supporting the work of the Michigan District. She coordinates the development team’s efforts in annual and campaign District appeals, major gifts and bequests, grants, and third-source funding for District ministry. The team co-produces the District’s stewardship and annual reports and helps congregations with basic development and stewardship strategies. Laura can be contacted via email or by phone at 734.665.3791 ext. 264.

Linda Ekong – As the Administrative Assistant to the Development Department, Linda assists with the commitment mailings, gift processing, reporting, website support, and digital fundraising campaigns for the department. Feel free to contact her if you have any questions regarding a pledge or gifts. She can be reached via email or by phone at 734.665.3791 ext 265.

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Michigan In Touchvia online or subscription to The Lutheran Witness

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Engage with Us - Find a Ministry

Whether you are searching for a church to visit in Michigan while on vacation or moving to a new part of Michigan and wanting to find a Lutheran School to send your children to, you can find contact information and website links via our Find a Ministry feature.

Engage with Us - Join a Ministry

Are you looking to volunteer at a ministry within the Michigan District? We have many ministries that welcome volunteers on a regular basis (both individuals and groups). Learn more about these ministries and how you, your church, or your organization can serve.

Engage with Us - Meet our District Staff

It’s always good to know who serves and what services are provided and available at the District office. Explore the roles and people of the Michigan District …

Ways to Support the Michigan District

We have many ways you can financially support the District through your gifts. For information about the many ways you can give…

Annual Ministry Report