National Lutheran News

LCMS leaders discuss social services in White House visit

Leaders of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) were guests at the White House on October 28, as part of a day-long event with other representatives from Lutheran health and human service organizations across the country.

Lutheran Services in America, which helped organize the event, included more than 160 participants from almost 30 states and more than 50 different Lutheran organizations.

LCMS participants included Deaconess Dorothy Krans, Director of Recognized Service Organizations; Barbara A. Below, assistant to the LCMS president; and district presidents from the Florida-Georgia, Ohio, Rocky Mountain, Northern Illinois, and Southern Illinois districts.

The leaders gathered in Washington to receive briefings from Obama Administration officials; attend issue-specific sessions with policymakers; and raise questions, concerns and recommendations about the provision of social services.

“We [appreciate] this opportunity to express our concerns and show support for our social-service organizations as they serve those in need,” Krans said. “We are so thankful for LSA organizing this event.”

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