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About the Center

The Center for Stewardship Leaders seeks to shape a faithful, multidimensional culture of stewardship in congregations, households, and society. The center strives to consider the full spectrum of stewardship practice and theology, including financial stewardship, holistic stewardship, and leadership.

The center publishes a popular weekly newsletter, hosts stewardship conferences, and conducts research for the church and academy.


Adam J. CopelandRev. Adam J. Copeland, director of the Center for Stewardship Leaders, teaches in the seminary's leadership division and leads the center's work. Among other responsibilities, Copeland edits the weekly stewardship newsletter, and teaches the popular course Money and Mission of the Church

Meet the director


Catherine MalotkyWith a passion for reducing anxiety about personal finance, Catherine Malotky, Grant and Project Manager, comes to this work as an ELCA pastor, administrator, writer, retreat leader, and coach. She has contributed at Rethinking Stewardship conferences (2012 and 2014), co-authored the ELCA Stewardship Competencies, and was primary writer of the ELCA’s version of the ECFFM grant. Before retiring from full-time work, she was the Director of Development at Luther Seminary, and prior to that was called as the Retirement Planning Manager at Portico where she trained as a life coach and earned the CRC®.

Explore the latest stewardship resources

The Importance of Gifts Policies - Part Two: Retiring Gifts

The Importance of Gifts Policies - Part Two: Retiring Gifts

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The Importance of Gifts Policies -- Part One: Receiving and Refusing Gifts

The Importance of Gifts Policies -- Part One: Receiving and Refusing Gifts

Let’s be honest, the word “policy” probably doesn’t bring to mind creative, innovating, ...

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