LSA Together

LSA Together is a monthly newsletter that contains news and announcements about events, best practices, funding opportunities, and resources for the Lutheran Services in America national network. Issues dating back one year are included below.

Latest Issue

Award nominations open for recognizing exceptional work, Dr. Antonio Oftelie of Harvard University pens a white paper highlighting our Congregate Care Initiative, and a Bipartisan Policy Center report on modernizing the U.S. Health System will be released in December.

Previous Issues


  • October
    The Results Network returns after a successful first year, discover new ideas at CEO Summit 2022, and Rebecca Kiesow-Knudsen succeeds Betty Oldenkamp as head of LSS South Dakota.
  • September
    CEO Summit 2022 Registration Now Open, Wernle’s Darrell Gordon Elected Chair of Lutheran Services in America Board of Directors, and Lutheran Services in America Network Welcomes Afghan Refugees.
  • August
    Charlotte Haberaecker Joins Task Force to Modernize and Advance the U.S. Public Health System, the Family Stabilization Initiative is Introduced, and Results Innovation Lab Prepares Beacon Award Winners for Transforming Lives and Communities.
  • July
    In Gratitude to Ken Daly, First CEO Summit 2022 Speakers Announced, and Beacon Award Winner Beverly Jones Sees Results Innovation Lab as Start of ‘Ripple Effect’ Across Child Welfare System.
  • June
    2020 Annual Report is Released, Results Innovation Lab Leaders Recognized with Beacon & Scion Awards, and Medical Journal Publishes Evaluation of Lutheran Services in America Connect-Home Collaborative.
  • May
    Dr. Antonio Oftelie Reflects on Advancing “Lasting Change” for Children and Families, Honoring Stories of Innovator & Micah Award Winners and Nominees, and an Interview with LCFS Illinois’ Bev Jones on Foster Care Outcomes.
  • April
    UHC Roundtables Define Value in Insurer/HCBS Partnerships, Genacross, LSS New York Honored with New Annual Awards, and a New Collection of Frontline Heroes Stories Available.
  • March
    CEO Summit Series Comes to a Close, Great Plains Senior Services Collaborative Presents at American Society on Aging Conference, and Strength & Service Series Examines COVID-19 and Poverty, Systemic Racism.
  • February
    Strength & Service Series Examines Market Trends and the Future for Senior Services, Hot Topics in Federal Policy Recording and Materials Available, and Advocate Aurora Health Named a 2021 Top Workplace.
  • January
    Lutheran Services in America Outlines New Advocacy Priorities, Lutheran Services in America Extolls Value of “Remote Caregiver” at CES 2021, and New Newsletter to Focus on Racial Equity and Justice.


  • December
    Congregate Care Initiative Holds Inaugural Meeting to Expand Community Alternatives, Results Network Continues Work on Creating Equitable Outcomes for Youth, and Front Line Heroes Recognized in New Fall Series.