For Our Members

Collaboration, yes. Competition, no.

FOR OUR MEMBERS

With a membership of 300 health and human services organizations, Lutheran Services in America is one of the largest nonprofit networks in the country. We collectively impact six million lives each year, touching one in 50 people in America.

MEMBER BENEFITS

At Lutheran Services in America, we are committed to advocating for you, supporting you in achieving your mission, raising the visibility of your work and tapping into the knowledge and resources of 300 members together with national partners in healthcare, philanthropy, academia and business to strengthen your organization and transform lives.

OUR NETWORK

300 health and human
services organizations in
1,400 communities

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“Lutheran Services in America is the only place where we can share, collaborate and innovate together because we are peers, not competitors.”

Ted Goins
President & CEO
Lutheran Services Carolinas
(Member Organization)

TAP INTO THE POWER OF OUR NETWORK

TOGETHER WE ARE:

Amplifying the collective power of our $26 billion faith-based voice on Capitol Hill to advance policies that strengthen the nonprofit sector and improve the health and well-being of the millions of people our network cares for each year.

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Forging national partnerships with philanthropy, academia, healthcare and others, giving us the opportunity to directly invest in communities, share learnings and innovations and drive adoption.

 

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Achieving exponential impact through collaboration with network members and our national partners, designed to advance solutions and drive systemic change so that all people can lead their best lives.

 

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Raising the visibility of your work through various activities, such as our Frontline Heroes series that elevates your local presence on a national platform and our Leadership Awards that highlight the significant contributions and exceptional work prevalent throughout the network.

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Strengthening social sector leaders by creating opportunities for leaders to come together in person and virtually to hear from thought leaders, address priority issues and reimagine the future.




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PREFERRED BUSINESSES

As members of our network, get access to special services and discounts. 

Events

CEO SUMMIT

A unique, trusted learning environment where our network’s leaders examine success factors and exchange experiences with peers who share a core set of values and a mission to empower people and communities across our nation.

STRENGTH & SERVICE SERIES

An interactive virtual webinar series designed to help our member organizations nationwide stay in the know on new and evolving practices and resources, curating a broad line-up of topics and subject matter expertise.

MEMBER NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS

Mill Neck Boosts Vaccination Education in New York

Through our network's partnership with the National Council on Aging, Mill Neck is helping New Yorkers become more aware of the importance of being vaccinated and how it keeps them protected through recently produced PSAs.

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Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest Spreads Holiday Warmth with Blanket Drive for Older Adults

Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest is bringing early Christmas cheer to seniors, delivering blankets directly to their homes.

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New Headquarters Marks “New Beginning” for Lutheran Family Services

The new headquarters allows Lutheran Family Services to continue its mission of bringing safety, hope and wellbeing to the people it serves.

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LCS Northwest Supports Afghan Family’s Search for New Home

Many refugees who seek asylum in the United States end up living on the streets while seeking a home. Lutheran Community Services Northwest steps in to fill the gap to help refugees like Hamid Stanikzai rebuild their lives.

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Member Recognition ​

Lutheran Services in America honors members for their exceptional work and leadership and for exemplifying our core values.

LEADERSHIP

AwardS

Results Innovation Lab

AwardS

Frontline

HEROES

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BECOMING A MEMBER ORGANIZATION

All social ministry organizations affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and/or recognized by The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) are members of Lutheran Services in America.
  • To become affiliated with the ELCA, contact Naomi Sonne, Social Ministry Organization Engagement Manager.
  • To be recognized by the LCMS, contact Dorothy Krans, Director of Recognized Service Organizations.

If you are not affiliated with the ELCA or recognized by the LCMS, you can still become a Lutheran Services in America Associate Member. Contact Alesia Frerichs, President & CEO, to learn more.

Find members in your geographic area or across the country to make connections.

MEMBER CEO TRANSITIONS

Each month, we share new CEO and organizational changes that take place across our nationwide network. We welcome and congratulate our network’s newest CEOs while also bidding fond farewells to outgoing leaders.

If you know about a transition in the network, contact Elizabeth Vetter, Sr. Program Associate.

INCOMING CEOS

Marissa Picchini

Luthercare

Lititz, PA

Kathleen Langer Champlin

St. Luke Lutheran Community

North Canton, OH

Greg Reichenbach

Bethany Home, Inc.

Waupaca, WI

Tim Bedwell

Lutheran Social Services of Nevada

Las Vegas, NV

Danie Monaghan

Riverview Lutheran Retirement Community of Spokane

Spokane, WA

Janice Hamilton-Crawford

Oakwood Lutheran Senior Ministries

Madison, WI

Renee Hardman

Lutheran Services in Iowa

Des Moines, IA

Danielle Fox

Mount Olivet Rolling Acres

Minneapolis, MN

Brian Shanks

Tabitha Health Care Services

Lincoln, NE

OUTGOING CEOS

Carl McAloose

Luthercare

Lititz, PA

John L. Spieler

St. Luke Lutheran Community

North Canton, OH

Shelly Sontag

Bethany Home, Inc.

Waupaca, WI

Armena Mkhitaryan

Lutheran Social Services of Nevada

Las Vegas, NV

Charles Tirrell

Riverview Lutheran Retirement Community of Spokane

Spokane, WA

Kevin Hayden

Oakwood Lutheran Senior Ministries

Madison, WI

Dan Dean

Lutheran Services in Iowa

Des Moines, IA

Tracy Murphy

Mount Olivet Rolling Acres

Minneapolis, MN

Joyce Ebmeier

Tabitha Health Care Services

Lincoln, NE