Cheryl Smith has worked in gift planning for the LCMS-North Wisconsin District as the Administrative Assistant/Office Manager since 1988. She can assist in getting answers to questions that donors have, while working to complete their personal gift plan. She helps process the gift plans to ensure both the family and ministry get precisely what the donor wishes. She also prepares paperwork for donor and training meetings, performs donor follow-up and any other administrative duties as they arise.
Cheryl says her favorite thing about working in gift planning is the relationships she gets to build with people. “The people you meet or talk to on the phone, you build a relationship with over the years. You get to know the congregation members as friends – they’re not just someone you meet once and forget.”
Cheryl also understands how important family is. She and Ron have three grown daughters who are each married, and have families of their own. They have also been blessed with 10 grandchildren and one great grandchild.