Jared Justman

Jared Justman

WELS Church Extension Fund

About Jared Justman

Jared Justman currently serves as Vice President and Loan Origination Manager for WELS Church Extension Fund (CEF), an independently incorporated not-for-profit subsidiary of WELS.  He has over 12 years of church lending experience and a previous career in the insurance industry.  Mr. Justman has been instrumental in nearly doubling WELS CEF’s loan portfolio from $79 million in 2002 to over $142 million in 2014.  Mr. Justman currently serves as an elder at Grace Lutheran Church in Milwaukee, WI and is a member of the Education Committee at Pilgrim Lutheran School in Menomonee Falls, WI

Presentation Description

Session 3D

 Financial Building Blocks for a Successful Building Project

In this session we will discuss the following: 

  • Practical preparation tips for submitting a financing request
  • Pitfalls to avoid for land and facility projects
  • Project financing options, considerations, and processes
  • Ways of utilizing WELS Church Extension Fund, Builders for Christ, and other resources within WELS for your building project needs


Jared Justman currently serves as Vice President and Loan Origination Manager for WELS Church Extension Fund (CEF), an independently incorporated not-for-profit subsidiary of WELS.  He has over 12 years of church lending experience and a previous career in the insurance industry.  Mr. Justman has been instrumental in nearly doubling WELS CEF’s loan portfolio from $79 million in 2002 to over $142 million in 2014.  Mr. Justman currently serves as an elder at Grace Lutheran Church in Milwaukee, WI and is a member of the Education Committee at Pilgrim Lutheran School in Menomonee Falls, WI.