Winnebago Lutheran Academy is providing a will and estate planning service to our WLA families, alumni, and friends of WLA. We are partnering with SFC Estate Coaching to provide this service free of charge. WLA is doing this as a way to thank you for your support of the Academy! To learn more about estate planning and SFC Estate Coaching please read below.

Getting Started

To get started on creating your will or trust you can set up an appointment with SFC Estate Coach and Tom Slye. Times are available Monday-Thursday on the hour at 4:00, 5:00, 6:00 & 7:00 PM.

Schedule an Appointment with SFC

If you would like more information please fill the short survey linked below or contact Kevin Ehlke at or 920-921-4930 ext. 422 or Tom Slye from SFC at or 414-581-1417 for assistance at no cost to you.

Estate Planning Interest Form

Why is it Good to Have a Will or Trust?

Wills and trusts (an estate plan) is a collection of documents that specify how you want your money and other assets distributed after the Lord has called you home, making it easier for your loved ones to handle your affairs during a time of grief.

What are the benefits of having a plan?

1. You decide which family or friends will receive your assets. Otherwise, the court can give assets to those you may not have intended to receive anything.
2. If you have minor children (under the age of 18), it protects them from being placed in the wrong guardianship through the court’s decision.
3. It stops beneficiaries from overpaying in taxes. With just a little planning, you can reduce much or even all of your federal, state or inheritance taxes within your estate.4. It eliminates the stress of making decisions from your family members, which can cause conflicts.

The Bottom Line

Simply put, if you want your assets and your loved ones protected when you no longer can do it, you will need a will or a trust. Without one, your loved ones could face huge tax burdens and the courts could designate how your assets are divided, or even who gets your children. Organizations you love to support now can also benefit from gifts established in your estate plans.

Information about SFC Estate Coaching

To learn more about estate planning and SFC Estate Coaching, please watch the video below and check out the free resources below.