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

By: Charlotte Haberaecker

July 28, 2022

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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Celebrating National Disabilities Independence Day

July 26, 2022

By: Sarah Dobson

The passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act was a momentous occasion that advanced the cause for equal opportunity for millions. For many people living with disabilities, funding and other support is incredibly helpful in preserving their quality of life.

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Broker Selection Process

July 21, 2022

By: Johnson, Kendall & Johnson

Now that you’ve learned about the broker selection process, you may have additional questions. While Johnson, Kendall & Johnson is always available to answer questions that you might have, here are some that we commonly hear from other organizations.

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Managing the Broker Selection Process Effectively

July 19, 2022

By: Johnson, Kendall & Johnson

The broker selection process is a great tool for an organization to effectively and efficiently select the best broker and the best insurance company. There are eight steps that you can take to use the Broker Selection Process effectively.

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Why Use the Broker Selection Process?

July 14, 2022

By: Johnson, Kendall & Johnson

There are several manners in which to choose an insurance brokerage and risk management partner. The words “insurance” and “partner” may seem like an unlikely pair, but the alliance can be one of the most important for a company’s executive team.

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Reflections: In gratitude for all that you do

As leaders of organizations centered and rooted in faith, we draw strength from each other as we persist in our mission to bring hope and healing to people.

I began a weekly CEO Update at the start of the pandemic because I thought it was important to stay in touch and communicate through a dark and uncertain time. As one of the largest nonprofit health and human services networks that cares for one in 50 people in America, we were hit especially hard by the pandemic.

While some CEO Updates were about important advocacy issues or programs, others were more reflective. I always received feedback from member CEOs on the reflections—notes like “I really needed that today” which kept me going.

One of my board members suggested that I compile the reflections together. As I look back, it’s clear that where we thought we’d be along the way changed—often—and mostly in ways that brought more challenges and hardships to Lutheran social ministry.

What was also clear was the extraordinary leadership, creativity and perseverance that you and leaders throughout the network demonstrated—examples of true leadership to adapt to never-before-seen situations and lead your teams with grace and courage. Lutheran social ministry stood up when we were most needed and you and your teams are the Front Line Heroes that we lift up for your life-saving work.

These Reflections are dedicated to you—for your remarkable leadership and our extraordinary journey together.