WELS CEF Staff
Our officers are appointed by our Board of Directors to manage the day-to-day operations of WELS CEF.
Prior to accepting the position of Executive Director and President Mr. Page joined WELS CEF in the Loan Servicing Management role, Mr. Page worked for JPMorgan Chase in loan servicing quality assurance management as a retail mortgage risk director. His 28 year career with JPMC also included credit administration management, loan center site management, marketing and sales administration, retail district / branch management, and consumer and small business lending officer roles. Prior to his employment with JPMC, he worked for 7 years in the indirect automobile financing/servicing and consumer lending industry. Mr. Page is a 1979 graduate of the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse with a Bachelor of Arts degree — major in Administration / Recreation Management.
Mr. Vircks has been an employee of the Synod serving in Loan Origination Management since August, 2016. From 2011 – 2016, he was employed as an Accountant at Oneida Total Integrated Enterprises (OTIE). Prior to working at OTIE, he was the Loan Officer at Peoples Credit Union in Cudahy, Wis., for 8 years. Mr. Vircks earned a Bachelor of Business Administration – Finance/Economics from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee in 1996, an Associate of Applied Science – Accounting from Milwaukee Area Technical College in 2010, his CPA License in 2013 and a Master of Business Administration – Accounting from Lakeland College in 2014.
Mr. Roser joined WELS CEF in January 2016 as the Loan Servicing Manager. The previous 5 years he worked for JPMorgan Chase as a home equity mortgage underwriter. From 2004-2010 Mr. Roser was the Executive Administrator for Lutheran Association for Church Extension, Inc. (LACE). His prior banking experience includes management roles in client relations, consumer lending and loss mitigation. Mr. Roser graduated from the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee in 1988 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance.
New Berlin, Wisconsin
Patti has been with WELS CEF since 1986 and has served the organization in a number of capacities. She works with Rory Vircks to provide loans and grants for land and building projects for our WELS congregations. If you need help with a new loan project or any other questions regarding CEF she is happy to assist.
Nancy has been an employee of the Synod since 1986 and joined the WELS CEF team in 2009. She handles state compliance registrations for WELS CEF. She also works with Brian Roser providing service on existing loans. If you have questions on an existing CEF loan, she is happy to assist.
Greta returned to WELS CEF in April of 2016 after taking 16 years off to raise her family. She had previously worked in the CEF for 10 years. She serves as our Investment Specialist. She provides customer service on investments made by WELS members, WELS congregations, and affiliated WELS organizations. If you have a question regarding your existing CEF investments, she is happy to assist.