Lutheran Executive Alumni Network

Lutheran Executive Alumni Network (LEAN)

Who We Are

The Lutheran Executive Alumni Network (formerly Lutheran Retired Executive Group) is a network of those who have served Lutheran social ministry organizations in executive positions. Through a listserv and an annual retreat, members stay attuned to issues and relationships through restoration of body, mind and spirit.

Watch for more information and ways to be involved as the network evolves into its new name and role.


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 the Rev. Andy Willis, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Geneva, Switzerland.

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


Ralston Deffenbaugh
Carol Fredrich