Foundation News: May 2022
HELP loans for pastors available starting June 1st:
If you or someone you know is struggling with high interest rate seminary debt, a HELP loan from the Foundation could be the answer!

We refinance pastors' student debt into one loan at just 1.5% interest rate - much lower than the national average of 5.8%.*

Applications for HELP loans are accepted June 1 - September 1 annually. Visit our website to learn more and download the application!

*2022 average according to
Meet Johni, your estate planning expert:
The Foundation has partnered with Thompson & Associates to offer monthly meetings with their Executive Vice President, Johni Hays. Johni can meet with you to help develop your will and estate plan, update an existing plan or simply answer questions.

This service is entirely COMPLIMENTARY and CONFIDENTIAL. Learn more about this program or email us today to schedule your meeting with Johni.
Other good news:
Inspiring visit to Creston Area Food Pantry: Foundation staff recently got to visit one of last year's Carma Mohler Hunger Grant winners, Creston Area Food Pantry. Learn about the amazing work they are doing in their community.

Applications for this year's Carma Mohler Grants open on July 1 - download the application today so your organization is ready!
Last call for Saving Grace: Our online course Saving Grace: A Guide to Financial Well-Being will be available on our website through the end of the month. Make sure to download or watch the recordings before June 1 to earn your CEU credit!

If you are interested in this course but weren't able to complete it this spring, please let us know so we can offer it again in the future.
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