The Rev. Dr. Carlos Hernandez, director of Church and Community Engagement for the LCMS Office of National Mission, talks with KFUO Radio host Andy Bates about the LCMS Soldiers of the Cross and Veterans of the Cross mercy programs.
About Soldiers and Veterans of the Cross
Since 2004, the Soldiers of the Cross program has provided emergency support and pastoral care for LCMS church workers based on financial need. Helping church workers retain health insurance is a top concern.
Veterans of the Cross helps veteran church workers and their spouses in financial crisis. The program supplements low or inadequate pensions of retired pastors or their widowed spouses to help them afford the cost of necessities such as medication, food and utility bills.