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$23 billion

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25 years

making an impact as a national network

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6 million

people empowered across 1,400 communities


The Robots are Here

Innovative technology is crucial to our future. We're working with our partners and technology providers to create solutions that enable Lutheran social ministry organizations to address the needs of the community.

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Heritage, Vision and Mission: How Lutheran Services in America is Building a Healthier Future

The Lutheran Services in America network has over 150 years of dedicated service in the way of caring for older adults in America. In a guest blog post, Cameron Zargar of Experience Care writes that the most remarkable thing about our network has been our ability to maintain the highest standard of care for older adults with diverse needs despite a challenging environment and workforce shortage.

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The Power of Partnership

We recently worked with our partners to empower older adults in affordable housing to remain living independently in their community. When we bring together our members with expertise and funding from partners, we can make a meaningful difference in the lives of people.

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On the Cutting Edge: Older Adults in 17 Affordable Housing Communities to Receive Greater Access to Telehealth, Cognitive Tools

Continued support from the Consumer Technology Association Foundation is enabling our network to expand access to telehealth, cognitive tools and virtual visits with family and friends for low-income older adults with mobility and physical impairments.

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New Board Member Eric Gurley Adds Unique Experience to our Unique Network

Eric Gurley, the president and CEO of our member Immanuel, has joined the Lutheran Services in America board of directors. Eric has decades of experience in senior housing and healthcare, excelling in strategic planning, implementation and reporting. Welcome, Eric!

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2022 Lutheran Financial Managers Association Conference

The LFMA conference is your opportunity to network with your peers and learn from experts on how to respond effectively to our current environment.

November 9, 2022 - November 11, 2022



Bridging the Great Health Divide: The Linkage Between Nutrition Security and Health Equity

Join the USDA's Dr. Sara Bleich as she challenges us to examine nutrition security and how it relates to health equity.

October 7, 2022

2:00 p.m. ET



Member Reception at the 2022 LeadingAge Annual Meeting + Expo

The LeadingAge Annual Meeting + Expo is an important source for the latest technology, products and solutions for senior services leaders. If you are attending the conference, join us for a special Lutheran Services in America member reception at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center to continue the discussion advancing your organization’s work to improve the lives of older adults.

October 16, 2022

5:30–7:30 p.m.



CEO Summit 2023: Future-Ready!

Join us for our premier event at The Wigwam in Litchfield Park, Arizona.

January 22, 2023 - January 25, 2023




300 health and human services organizations in 1,400 communities



Alligators and Lutheran Social Ministry

Our member SpiriTrust Lutheran welcomed WallyGator, a 70-pound, 5.5-foot alligator, to its facilities. It reminded Charlotte Haberaecker of the extraordinary efforts Lutheran social ministry organizations make to care for people and ensure they live a full and abundant life.

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Montana Nursing Homes Navigate Staff Shortage & Funding Deficit

“We’re living in a totally different time,” David Trost, president and CEO of our member St. John’s United, told the Montana Television Network. Hear how the combined challenges of limited staff and insufficient Medicaid reimbursements are putting pressure on facilities and what the state must do to address the situation.

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Adam Libby: A Bold Chef Who’s Become a Social Media Phenomenon

With support from his sisters and his community living coordinator at Living Innovations, a service of our member Mosaic, Chef Adam Libby has become the face of confidence for people with disabilities.

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Ukrainian Sanford Health Nurse Reunites with her Family

Olha Finnelly is a nurse at a local Sanford Health clinic whose family lives in Ukraine. Olha’s colleagues raised $3,000 to fund travel expenses for her family to make it out of Ukraine and reunite with her in the United States.

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Shelley Kendrick Recognized in 2022 Women in Business List

Shelley Kendrick, the president and CEO of our member Ecumen, was named by the Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal in its 2022 Women in Business list. The list, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, recognizes more than 50 female business leaders in the Twin Cities area for their professional achievements and contributions to the community.

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Get timely updates on what’s going on with Lutheran Services in America and our nationwide network of member organizations.

“Serving on the Board of Lutheran Services in America is a calling for me. They are on the forefront of innovation, with nationwide impact that will help lift up children, families and communities. We’re hoping you can join us on this journey. We need you. Will you join me?”

Dr. Antonio Oftelie

Executive Director
Leadership for a Networked World
Harvard University