• October 22, 2014

    New LSA Board Member Discusses a Lifetime of Change and Growth in Lutheran Social Ministry

    Julie Swanson on Disability Services, the LSA-DN Network, and Leadership with LSA

    Coming from a long career with Lutheran social ministry organizations, Julie Swanson, President and CEO of Lutheran Family Services of Virginia (LFSVA), has been involved in the Lutheran system since before the founding of LSA. For Julie, getting involved in the LSA network was an easy decision. "It's the other LSA member agencies, and the staff that work for them, that are your best allies and sources of information," she said in an interview with LSA this fall.

  • October 20, 2014

    LSA-DN Acknowledges Senator Harkin on his Retirement for Tireless Work on Behalf of Americans with Disabilities

    The Lutheran Services in America Disability Network (LSA-DN) has reached out to Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) to personally thank him for his tireless advocacy on and support for the civil rights of Americans with disabilities. After more than 25 years in the Senate, Senator Harkin is now retiring. Senator Harkin is the Chair of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee in the Senate and author of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

  • October 20, 2014
  • October 15, 2014

    Samuel Sipes of Lutheran Services Florida Elected Chair of the LSA Board of Directors

    Julie Swanson, Lutheran Family Services of Virginia, joins Board to fill vacant seat

    Samuel M. Sipes, LCSW, BCD, has been elected as Chairperson of the Board for Lutheran Services in America, effective October 15, 2014. Sipes is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Lutheran Services Florida. His term as Board chair runs through June 30, 2015. Sipes joined the LSA Board in 2009, and fills the Chair position left vacant in September 2014 due to the retirement of John Bauer, formerly of Bethesda Lutheran Communities. Julie E. Swanson is the President and Chief...

  • October 10, 2014

    Registration is Now Open for the CEO Academy

    Registration is now open for the 2015 CEO Academy taking place at the Safety Harbor Resort & Spa in Safety Harbor, FL from February 1-4, 2015. Each year, the CEO Academy gathers the chief executives of our Lutheran social ministry organizations from around the country for candid discussions, tangible ideas, take-aways, camaraderie and ongoing reliable support – all wrapped in a trusted environment of faith and mission.