• 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.

  • October 1, 2014

    LSA Welcomes New Vice President of Development, Deborah Pez Hoesly

    Lutheran Services in America is pleased to announce that Deborah Hoesly has joined our national headquarters team as the new Vice President of Development. This is a new position for the organization; she joins LSA as of October 6, 2014. In this role, Deborah is responsible for individual, corporate and foundation giving, as well as donor relations and development strategy.

  • October 1, 2014

    Lutheran Services in America Kicks off Reformation Celebrations with Launch of Three-Year Fundraising Campaign

    Thrivent Financial Foundation helps launch campaign with $50,000 challenge grant

  • September 29, 2014

    Mark Stutrud Discusses his Call to Serve, the UAC Crisis and LSA

    LSA Member Spotlight

    Mark Stutrud, President and CEO of Lutheran Social Services of Michigan(LSSM), is embarking on a new journey beginning October 1, 2014 as he transitions to President and CEO of Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI). Both organizations are members of LSA. During his decade of service, LSSM has grown its foundation from $3.5M to $13.5M and the organization has grown its annual budget from $73M to $109M.