“Through giving we can help others.”
— Christian Foundation of the West
 

We apply biblical principles to stewardship & financial management in all aspects of our work

CFW brings deep industry expertise, experience and capability to its donors, churches and charitable organizations, all within a strong base of Christian values. As a 501 (c ) (3) public charity, CFW can accept your charitable gifts, and serve as Trustee of charitable trusts, endowments or other funds on your behalf, for multiple charitable purposes.

CFW Brings Over 30 Years' Experience From Industry Leaders Within Its Staff & Board In The Following Areas:

  • Donor Advised Funds
  • Charitable Trusts 
  • Gift and Estate Planning
  • Church and NPO Endowments and Long Term Funds Management
  • Stewardship Training and Resource Management

Please explore our web site to learn all of the ways CFW can serve as your Christian Community Foundation.

 
 

CFW is associated with the Western District of the Missionary Church

Our mission also includes serving the broader Christian community in the Western and Southwestern US. We serve independent evangelical churches that can benefit from CFW's services within this geographic area. 

Families and individuals committed to Christian giving and seeking help with charitable gift planning and estate planning may work with CFW in a confidential setting, at no cost or obligation. We also manage donor advised funds and charitable trusts for families and individuals.

 
 

In 1981

...a group of businessmen from the Western District of the Missionary Church Inc., felt led to start a fund to plant new churches and support them financially until they could support themselves. They observed that in the early stages of a new church, more people received Christ for the first time than people did in many established Churches. As a result, Western Loans was established and operated similar to a credit union. Funds were collected and deposited into interest bearing accounts and then loaned out to new churches.

As the churches grew, they paid back the loans and the funds were recycled so that the church planting program could multiply. The program was very successful and the demand for funds increased. The newly appointed Western District Superintendent saw the need to expand the churches ability to take in certain kinds of gifts.

He determined that a foundation would best serve the need, so in 1992, Western Loans evolved to become the Stewardship Development Foundation. The foundation expanded the district's ability to take in complex gifts such as real estate holdings, appreciated stocks and bonds, or a family business.

In 2005, the Board of Directors voted to expand the reach of the foundation. They felt that a Christian Community Foundation was needed in the Southern California, the West and Southwest US areas to support the needs of the Church at large. As a result, Christian Foundation of the West was born. The number of seats on the board was expanded to accommodate other denominations and ministries. Since then, CFW has formed strategic partnerships and alliances with several Christian organizations that help educate, promote, and support the mission of CFW.

Please click here to read our Statement of Faith.

 
Randall P. Sanada Chairman of the Board and Executive Committee Randall is a Founding Member of Kingdom Advisors , founded by Larry Burkett, and has served on its Board of Directors. Currently, he is President of the LA/Ventura branch. He is a member of The Harbor Fellowship Church in Ventura, CA,  He and his wife Kay are regular leaders of Crown and Special Edition Bible studies. He serves on the Board of the Kingdom Center, a Christian homeless services shelter in Ventura, Ca. --->> READ MORE

Randall P. Sanada
Chairman of the Board and Executive Committee

Randall is a Founding Member of Kingdom Advisors , founded by Larry Burkett, and has served on its Board of Directors. Currently, he is President of the LA/Ventura branch. He is a member of The Harbor Fellowship Church in Ventura, CA,  He and his wife Kay are regular leaders of Crown and Special Edition Bible studies. He serves on the Board of the Kingdom Center, a Christian homeless services shelter in Ventura, Ca. --->> READ MORE

Richard Kasel Jr. Treasurer and Executive Committee Rick served as Executive Director of CFW for two years. Rick Kasel is the Stewardship Pastor at Shepherd of The Hills Christian Church in Porter Ranch, Ca., a thriving multi-location mega church. In that Role he is responsible for teaching and training staff and members in Biblical Principles for the stewardship of that God has entrusted to our care. In that capacity he oversees and manages Estate Planning, Planned Giving, Crown Ministries, Dave Ramsey's -- >> READ MORE

Richard Kasel Jr.
Treasurer and Executive Committee

Rick served as Executive Director of CFW for two years. Rick Kasel is the Stewardship Pastor at Shepherd of The Hills Christian Church in Porter Ranch, Ca., a thriving multi-location mega church. In that Role he is responsible for teaching and training staff and members in Biblical Principles for the stewardship of that God has entrusted to our care. In that capacity he oversees and manages Estate Planning, Planned Giving, Crown Ministries, Dave Ramsey's -- >> READ MORE

Katherine L. Saigeon President and Executive Director, and Executive Committee Katherine L. Saigeon joined CFW as its President and Executive Director in September 2012. She has served on the Board of CFW since 2002, as Board Treasurer. A career executive in philanthropy, she served as Chief Financial Officer of The Fuller Foundation, Pasadena California (affiliate Foundation for Fuller Theological Seminary) for over twelve years.... -->> READ MORE

Katherine L. Saigeon
President and Executive Director, and Executive Committee

Katherine L. Saigeon joined CFW as its President and Executive Director in September 2012. She has served on the Board of CFW since 2002, as Board Treasurer. A career executive in philanthropy, she served as Chief Financial Officer of The Fuller Foundation, Pasadena California (affiliate Foundation for Fuller Theological Seminary) for over twelve years.... -->> READ MORE

SusAnne Lee Chung, Esq. Secretary and Executive Committee SusAnne Lee Chung is an attorney, businesswoman, writer, and motivational speaker, who has personally experienced what she teaches. As a widow, she understands the importance of pre-planning and the difficulty of making decisions while dealing with grief. A fourth-generation Ventura County resident, in 1997 she founded her own law practice, which focuses solely on estate planning. For her clients, she strives to make estate planning understandable and non-intimidating. -- >> READ MORE

SusAnne Lee Chung, Esq.
Secretary and Executive Committee

SusAnne Lee Chung is an attorney, businesswoman, writer, and motivational speaker, who has personally experienced what she teaches. As a widow, she understands the importance of pre-planning and the difficulty of making decisions while dealing with grief. A fourth-generation Ventura County resident, in 1997 she founded her own law practice, which focuses solely on estate planning. For her clients, she strives to make estate planning understandable and non-intimidating. -- >> READ MORE

Charles Schultz, JD Executive Committee and Past Chairman of the Board Charles Schultz is a nationally recognized California attorney who specializes in charitable giving and estate planning. He is Founder and President of Crescendo Interactive, Inc. and is the principal author of the Crescendo Planned Giving Software and the GiftLegacy Pro eMarketing System, a nationally prominent provider of gift planning resources to the charitable industry. Each year he is -->> READ MORE

Charles Schultz, JD
Executive Committee and Past Chairman of the Board

Charles Schultz is a nationally recognized California attorney who specializes in charitable giving and estate planning. He is Founder and President of Crescendo Interactive, Inc. and is the principal author of the Crescendo Planned Giving Software and the GiftLegacy Pro eMarketing System, a nationally prominent provider of gift planning resources to the charitable industry. Each year he is -->> READ MORE

G. Michael Livingston Vice President and Executive Committee Mike grew up on the Island of Jamaica. At the age of 17 felt a call to ministry, which he followed by getting his theological training at Ft. Wayne Bible College in Fort Wayne, Indiana and at the age of 22 becoming a Senior Pastor in Fleetwood Pennsylvania. After pastoring for a total of 22 years, he was called to become the District Superintendent of the Western District of the Missionary Church, the Western District's CEO position which he has lead from August 1989 to the present. -- >> READ MORE

G. Michael Livingston
Vice President and Executive Committee

Mike grew up on the Island of Jamaica. At the age of 17 felt a call to ministry, which he followed by getting his theological training at Ft. Wayne Bible College in Fort Wayne, Indiana and at the age of 22 becoming a Senior Pastor in Fleetwood Pennsylvania. After pastoring for a total of 22 years, he was called to become the District Superintendent of the Western District of the Missionary Church, the Western District's CEO position which he has lead from August 1989 to the present.
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Board Members At Large

 
Anthony Barton Anthony earned his Business Degree from Santa Barbara Business College in 1991. Always a self-motivated and hardworking individual, he put himself through school by cleaning carpets and doing odd jobs. In 2004 he started "Perfect Polish" by cleaning the toughest jobs he could find – ones that others weren't willing to do. Through hard work and a positive attitude, Perfect Polish has grown every year and by any measure has been a tremendous success.--->> READ MORE

Anthony Barton

Anthony earned his Business Degree from Santa Barbara Business College in 1991. Always a self-motivated and hardworking individual, he put himself through school by cleaning carpets and doing odd jobs. In 2004 he started "Perfect Polish" by cleaning the toughest jobs he could find – ones that others weren't willing to do. Through hard work and a positive attitude, Perfect Polish has grown every year and by any measure has been a tremendous success.--->> READ MORE

David Reinders, CFP RIA, Chair Investment Committee David Reinders is a Certified Financial Planner andRegistered Investment Advisor. His Firm, David S Reinders, CFP, provides fee-only comprehensive Financial Planning and Investment Advisory services to individuals, families, business owners, and Christian ministries since 1992.--->> READ MORE

David Reinders, CFP RIA, Chair Investment Committee

David Reinders is a Certified Financial Planner andRegistered Investment Advisor. His Firm, David S Reinders, CFP, provides fee-only comprehensive Financial Planning and Investment Advisory services to individuals, families, business owners, and Christian ministries since 1992.--->> READ MORE

 
John E. Brown, Executive Vice President John E. Brown is Executive Vice President at The Bedford Group of Companies, and the Managing Director of Abaco Partners, LLC. Brown is currently a shareholder, partner, director, and/or advisor to a number of profit oriented business and real estate development projects. In his spare time he guest lectures at several academic institutions.--->> READ MORE

John E. BrownExecutive Vice President
John E. Brown is Executive Vice President at The Bedford Group of Companies, and the Managing Director of Abaco Partners, LLC. Brown is currently a shareholder, partner, director, and/or advisor to a number of profit oriented business and real estate development projects. In his spare time he guest lectures at several academic institutions.--->> READ MORE

Jim Sullivan, Chair Stewardship Outreach Committee Jim is Co-Founder and CEO of Vision Resourcing Group, a 501(c) (3) ministry that provides training and education to Christian leaders in the church, businesses and schools. Vision Resourcing Group represents most major Stewardship and Generosity ministries in sales, training and coaching in the U.S.--->> READ MORE

Jim Sullivan, Chair Stewardship Outreach Committee

Jim is Co-Founder and CEO of Vision Resourcing Group, a 501(c) (3) ministry that provides training and education to Christian leaders in the church, businesses and schools. Vision Resourcing Group represents most major Stewardship and Generosity ministries in sales, training and coaching in the U.S.--->> READ MORE

 
Samuel Gallucci Samuel Gallucci is founding senior pastor of The Harbor, a church focused on serving underserved and homeless in Ventura, California. Growing out of this ministry, Samuel also founded The Kingdom Center, a ministry that provides residential and life skills services for homeless in Ventura and Oxnard, with a vision for national expansion. His strong commitment to the Church, coupled with his experience as an entrepreneur has resulted in Samuel's ministries growing and expanding rapidly.--->> READ MORE

Samuel Gallucci

Samuel Gallucci is founding senior pastor of The Harbor, a church focused on serving underserved and homeless in Ventura, California. Growing out of this ministry, Samuel also founded The Kingdom Center, a ministry that provides residential and life skills services for homeless in Ventura and Oxnard, with a vision for national expansion. His strong commitment to the Church, coupled with his experience as an entrepreneur has resulted in Samuel's ministries growing and expanding rapidly.--->> READ MORE

 
Mara M. Klassen Mara M. Klassen retired from a successful career in high-tech in 2012 to pursue her desire to volunteer full time. Since that time Mara has helped numerous non-profit ministries refine their internal operations and improve overall data quality and practice efficiencies. In her high-tech career, Mara was Director of Inside Sales and a Senior Business Systems Analyst for Ixia, Inc. in Calabasas, CA. Wanting to transition from "success to significance" she left the corporate world to bring her talents to small non-profit Christian ministries.--->> READ MORE

Mara M. Klassen

Mara M. Klassen retired from a successful career in high-tech in 2012 to pursue her desire to volunteer full time. Since that time Mara has helped numerous non-profit ministries refine their internal operations and improve overall data quality and practice efficiencies. In her high-tech career, Mara was Director of Inside Sales and a Senior Business Systems Analyst for Ixia, Inc. in Calabasas, CA. Wanting to transition from "success to significance" she left the corporate world to bring her talents to small non-profit Christian ministries.--->> READ MORE