Ken Seyfert (pictured), Executive Director of Operations for the Grace Brethren Investment Foundation (GBIF) in Winona Lake, Indiana, has been selected to be the national moderator for the 2007 meetings of the Denominational Investment Loan Association (DILA) to be held September 16-18, 2007, at the Denver Renaissance Hotel in Denver, Colorado.
Seyfert’s duties in the one-year appointment will include being master of ceremonies for the meetings; coordination of the year’s theme, agenda, and speakers; and facilitating working relationships among the member groups.
DILA is comprised of the church extension funds and foundations of most of the USA’s evangelical denominations and religious groups. It represents more than $20 billion combined funds, all invested in Christian work. Denominations who participate include the Assemblies of God, Church of God, Disciples of Christ, Evangelical Free Church, Missouri Synod Lutheran, Southern Baptist, and more. Seyfert’s organization, GBIF, is affiliated with the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches, also headquartered in Winona Lake, Indiana.
The objective of DILA is to work together across denominational lines in the multiplication of resources for the advancement of God’s work.
In responding to the appointment, Seyfert said, “I am both honored and humbled to be selected for the moderator’s position. My prayer is to represent our Fellowship well and that our meetings would thoroughly bring glory to God.”
Grace Brethren Investment Foundation, the national church extension fund of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches, is registered to conduct business in 40-plus states across the U.S. Through a network of investors, financing is made available to fund building projects for churches, schools, and organizations affiliated with the FGBC.
Seyfert, who was formerly an investment banker in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, has managed GBIF’s investments and loans for the past ten years. During that time assets have more than doubled and earnings have increased 10-fold, with more than $5 million having been contributed to the work of church planting alone. Seyfert also serves as chair of the retirement investment plan for the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches.
Seyfert and his wife, Donna, live in Warsaw, Indiana, and are members of the Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church. They have two grown children and three grandchildren. In Pennsylvania, they were members of the New Beginnings Grace Brethren Church in Myerstown, PA.
For more information contact Grace Brethren Investment Foundation, P.O. Box 587, 1401 Kings Highway, Winona Lake, Indiana.