Since my arrival as President/CEO in July, I have been amazed at the enthusiasm and support of Lutheran Special Education Ministries, from our educators in the mission field, our staff at the national office, and our partners and friends. I am truly humbled and blessed to be leading this ministry during this time.
This has been a year of transition at LSEM, and we have used the opportunity to realign our staffing at the national office to better meet the needs of our partner schools, churches, and families we serve. We have also embarked upon several ambitious projects, including an update of our web site (the “front door” of our ministry), a realignment of the materials we use to promote our programs, and a review of our internal processes to make sure we are good stewards of the gifts we have been given. We do all of this so that we may meet our mission: to provide Christ-centered resources for children with learning needs.
In the short time I have served as President/CEO, our leadership team has traveled across the country to meet with supporters, potential school partners, churches, and families to discuss how LSEM can best serve the needs of the communities we reach. We have raised awareness of our ministry so that we may reach, serve, and support more children than ever before!
Our ministry’s greatest asset has been our ability to adapt to the needs of the children we serve. Since 1873, LSEM has supported children with learning needs, and as we move forward to our 143rd year, we are in an excellent position to continue fulfilling our mission. We hope that you enjoy reading about the good works you have supported this year, and will continue to join us on this exciting journey!