In our spring newsletter, we shared a letter from Sister Marianne Brock announcing her resignation from her work at the LCC to begin a new role as the Regional Gift Planner for The ELCA Foundation in partnership with Lutheran agencies, organizations and the synods of Allegheny, Lower Susquehanna, and Upper Susquehanna. In this role, Marianne will have opportunities to work with the LCC in the areas of planned giving and development.
The motto of the ELCA Foundation is “Your Passion. Your plan. Your gift to the future.” Marianne knows that the call to perform God’s work has been faithfully heeded for many years by the campers, staff, and donors of the LCC. She has been called to help direct financial giving that it may produce the most fruit for the kingdom of God and those ministries God has created.
It is estimated that only 30 percent of Lutherans have wills, and those who do, may not have had ample opportunity to consider a comprehensive approach to leaving a legacy which would include their congregation and/or ministries they love. For both of those reasons, she is available, free of charge, to assist in estate planning. Do you want to make a current gift to the LCC but are unsure how much, which resources to use, or when is the best time to make the gift to benefit from tax breaks? She will be able to help.
Sister Marianne is a rostered deacon in the ELCA and a member of the Deaconess Community of the ELCA, thus the title, “Sister.” She is a 2013 graduate of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, and her undergraduate work was completed at Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA.
Marianne has interests in PA Lutheran history, travel in the Holy Land, and collecting the stories of the people she encounters. She enjoys running and bicycling, dabbles in cooking and bread baking, and loves the opportunity to visit a winery or brewery. Marianne and her husband, The Rev. John Brock, reside in Mechanicsburg, PA. They have two adult sons, and two tremendous dogs.
It’s important to her that one’s legacy is a reflection of the love and priorities of one’s life. If you want to know more, call 717-574-9066 or e-mail her at Marianne.Brock@elca.org.