Lutheran Services in America elected Darrell Gordon, the president and CEO of Wernle Youth & Family Treatment Center, as its new chair.
Board of Directors
News surrounding the LSA Board of Directors
Lutheran Services in America adds Kristen Gay, Katherine Hayes and the Rev. Jeffrey Thiemann to the board of directors. They will each serve a three-year term beginning July 1.
Adriene Iverson, president and CEO of the California-based Elder Care Alliance, has been elected to the Lutheran Services in America board of directors.
Colleen P. Frankenfield and Karen L. Himle have joined the board of directors for Lutheran Services in America. Frankenfield and Himle’s terms as board members began on July 1 and run through June 30, 2022.
Harvard University scholar Dr. Antonio M. Oftelie has been elected to the Lutheran Services in America Board of Directors.
Ken Daly, an accomplished executive with a career spanning five decades and a new member of the LSA Board of Directors, believes that curiosity and passion are the keys to success.
Lutheran Services in America, Incorporated (LSA) has welcomed two new members to its Board of Directors and announced newly elected officers following its Annual Conference in Minneapolis, Minn. in April.
Larry Bradshaw, President and CEO of National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS), was elected by member CEOs as a Director during the Annual Meeting of the membership that took place on April 27 in Minneapolis. James P. Zils, retired insurance industry executive, was appointed as a Director by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Both terms run from July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2019.
Congratulations to Bill Hanawalt, Executive Director of Peace Community Center, for being one of nine people nationally selected as a “White House Champion of Change for Summer Opportunity.” Bill was chosen because of his commitment to advocating for summer learning, meals and violence prevention in Tacoma, Washington. Peace Community Center is a member of the LSA network and Bill has served on our board.
LSA congratulates our Board member Wendy Goldstein on being selected as the “Person of the Year” by the Brooklyn Home Reporter, the largest weekly news publication in Brooklyn, NY.
For Fred Kraegel, service to others is second nature. Born in Tokyo, Japan, his family relocated to the United States and settled into the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC when he was a toddler. Fred was the oldest of five children born within seven years of one another. He credits his mother for instilling values of compassion and consideration for those less fortunate. With her roots as a pastor’s child raised in a church parsonage, Fred’s mother encouraged her children to give back during their youth. With frequent trips into Washington, Fred began his service by supporting communities in his own backyard. “Growing up in Washington, DC, we were encouraged to act accordingly; to give to others and support those in need, to give clothes and food,” Fred reminisced. Fred, a 40-plus year veteran of the business world has carried this spirit of service throughout his career and continues to support organizations and individuals alike, through his vocation and avocation today.