Lutheran Executive Alumni Network

Lutheran Executive Alumni Network (LEAN)

Who We Are

The Lutheran Executive Alumni Network (LEAN) is a network of those who have served or supported Lutheran social ministry organizations in leadership positions. Through regular emails and annual gatherings, members experience stimulating discussions, genuine fellowship and shared worship. LEAN gatherings welcome new members as friends and sustain existing relationships. Join us and contribute to our members’ learning, friendships and faith.


LEAN will hold its next gathering by Zoom on February 27–28, 2023. The featured speaker will be Cynthia Moe-Lobeda, PhD, Professor of Theological and Social Ethics, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary. The chaplain will be Rev. Andy Willis, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Geneva, Switzerland.


The following year, LEAN will meet February 25–26, 2024, at the Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center in Carefree, Arizona. More information to be announced later.

Cynthia Moe-Lobeda and Spirit in the Desert


Information inquiries:
Carol Fredrich

Member news:
Nelson Meyer

Planning committee:
Carol Fredrich, Chair


Nelson Meyer, Secretary


Bob York


Ralie Deffenbaugh