Robert Francis, LSA Public Policy and Advocacy Director

Monday, August 4, 2014

LSA would like to thank all who participated in our #ThanksBob  campaign. We received dozens of messages and well wishes through our Facebook and Twitter pages for Bob Francis, LSA’s outgoing Public Policy and Advocacy Director. LSA joins you in thanking Bob for his services and wishing him well in his next chapter!

“Thanks Bob!!! And blessings as you move forward with this next stage of your education and service.” – Rick Herman, president of Wheat Ridge Ministries

“Best of luck to you, Bob. I hope you can ride your bike to school. Nice meeting you.” – Karin Londgren

“Thank you Bob - what a great resource, advocate and colleague you are!” – Don Wukotich, executive director, Luther Home of Mercy

“May your life and your work continue to be a great blessing to you and to others. Thank you.” – Ellen Funkhouser Bushman, Lutheran Family Services of Virginia

“Thanks Bob - we will miss your expertise.” – Nancy Waitt Rosemore, Associate Vice President, Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota

“Lutheran Services of America thank you for all you've done to advocate for Lutheran social ministry, Bob Francis! We are grateful for you, and we wish you well in your next chapter. #ThanksBob #GodBless #Thankful” – Lutheran Social Services of the South

Lutheran Social Services of New York would like to wish LSA’s Director of Advocacy and Policy, Bob Francis, the very best as he transitions to Johns Hopkins University to pursue a PhD in Sociology. We are grateful for your service, Bob! Thanks for your work, you'll be missed! #ThanksBob” – Amirica Nicholson, Lutheran Social Services of New York

“Thanks to Bob Francis @LutheranSvcs for all you've done for and on behalf of @LSSWis and those we serve! You’ll be missed!” – Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan

“Thanks, Bob, for all of your terrific advocacy work on behalf of disadvantaged persons, including older adults with vision impairments! We wish you the best in your PhD studies!” – Brian Hofland, Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB)

“Thanks for your service, Bob Francis! We all appreciate your work, and wish you luck at John Hopkins! #ThanksBob” – ELCA Advocacy

“We are grateful for your service, Bob! Thanks for your work, you'll be missed! #ThanksBob” – Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio

“Thanks to @LutheranSvcs for all you've done to advocate for Lutheran social ministry, Bob! We are grateful for you! #ThanksBob” – Lutheran Social Services of the South

“Thanks for all you've done for all of us in Lutheran social services, Bob! You will be missed! #ThanksBob” – Ted Goins, President of Lutheran Services Carolinas

“So grateful for how far Bob Francis has taken the advocacy work of @LutheranSvcs. Will miss him immensely!” – Lisa Hassenstab, VP of Advocacy, LSS of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan

“We are grateful for your advocacy for vulnerable older adults! Thanks for your work, you'll be missed! #ThanksBob” – Marci Phillips, Director of Public Policy & Advocacy at the National Council on Aging 

“Thanks for all you've done to advocate for Lutheran social ministry, Bob! We are grateful for you! #ThanksBob Best of luck!” – LSS of Minnesota

“You've been a great @LutheranSvcs colleague, Bob Francis. I'm grateful for your service to our mission! You will be missed! #ThanksBob” – Shannon Steene, Vice President of Member Engagement, Lutheran Services in America

“We at LFSVA are better advocates because of you! #ThanksBob” –
Carole Todd, Director of Communications and Marketing, Lutheran Family Services of Virginia

“Thanks for all you've done to champion social justice issues in Washington Bob! We are grateful for your service. #ThanksBob” – John E. Bauer, President & CEO of Bethesda Lutheran Communities

“Thanks Robert Francis! It's been great working with you! Best of luck in your new adventure! ‪#‎ThanksBob” – Susie Schatz, Director of Advocacy and Volunteer Services, LSS of Minnesota

“Hard to imagine Capitol Hill without you Bob - thanks for your insights and help...you'll be missed #ThanksBob” – Mark Hagen, Corporate Director of Public Policy at Bethesda Lutheran Communities

“A Bob Francis @LSAAdvocacy hashtag? I love it! Wishing you the best, Bob. #ThanksBob” – Diane Yentel, Vice President, Public Policy and Government Affairs, Enterprise Community Partners

“I will miss Bob's thoughtful devotions at staff mtgs (and chatting baseball) Micah 6:8 #ThanksBob” – Mary Koster

“We are grateful for your service, Bob! Thanks for your work, you'll be missed! #ThanksBob @LutheranSvcs pic.twitter.com/PO28qLQ0Tg” – LSS of New York

“Thanks for all your work, Bob! Best of luck at @JohnsHopkins! @LutheranSvcs #ThanksBob” – Wheat Ridge Ministries

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