"Lutheran social ministry organizations are operating in an ever-changing environment, and we need to be able to develop strong senior leaders to keep our organizations thriving. The LSA Lutheran Leadership Summit is designed to do just that – by drawing on innovations, best practices, thought leadership, strategies and rich resources presented by insightful speakers and leaders, this conference will help our senior leaders not only be better prepared to lead during times of great change, but to understand leadership in a Lutheran context.
I’ve been honored to serve on the Advisory Committee for this event, and see the evolution from the Leadership Academy to the Lutheran Leadership Summit. Rooted in the needs of C-Suite and senior leaders within the LSA network, the program content will bring real value back to the organizations of those participating. One of the aspects we felt was very important for this conference was to create a network of peers, much like we enjoy with the CEO Academy. Also, to ensure that the Summit draws on real-world case studies and examples from the business and nonprofit world, as well as from within the LSA network.
I was very excited to see that LSA had secured John Nunes of Valparaiso University (and formerly of Lutheran World Relief) as a keynote speaker, that is exactly the kind of thought leader that will help our leadership teams understand the nuances and value of leading a faith-based organization and what it means to lead a Lutheran social ministry organization.
It is my goal to have a Lutheran Services Carolinas' leader at every Summit to build long-term relationships with peers and colleagues in Lutheran social ministry – people they can work with and rely on long after the Summit concludes, in a network defined by trusted sharing and shared values.
I encourage you to do the same."