A Heart for Mission, A Vision for the Future

Monday evening, March 12, Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio, Luther Home of Mercy and Filling Homes came together for the fifth time as the Lutheran Ministries of Mercy hosting members of the Association of Congregations, LMM Board members and friends of our ministries for our Annual Meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn at Levis Commons in Perrysburg.

 Pastor Charles Campbell, LMM Board Secretary, led the meeting that included an invocation by Reverend Terry Cripe, Ohio District President LC-MS, and a benediction by Bishop Daniel Beaudoin, Northwest Ohio Synod ELCA as well as entertainment by soloists Nadine Pfaff from Luther Home of Mercy, and Sue Ellen Davis from Filling Homes. 

Terri Rodriguez, LMM President and CEO reported to those in attendance the accomplishments and challenges faced by LMM the previous year. She spelled out plans for moving forward in 2018 and beyond to continue to best serve the thousands of people that look to our ministries for assistance each year, and she expressed gratitude for the support of our mission by donors, volunteers and dedicated staff members.

Topping off the event, Representative James M. Hoops, Ohio 81st District, delivered the keynote address. A former Filling Homes Board member and familiar with the “Heart for Mission” of our organization, Mr. Hoops spoke well to the theme of the meeting and the importance of the work being done by our Lutheran Ministries of Mercy.

In Board business, by unanimous votes, Mrs. Barbara Moellman and Mr. Tim Schumm joined the LMM Board of Directors to replace outgoing members, Reverend Ray Gottschling and Mr. Kevin Thierry. We thank them for their service to our Lutheran Ministries!


Annual Report

Body • Spirit • Mind


26 Feb 2019;
04:00PM - 06:00PM
Weekly Recovery Group
05 Mar 2019;
04:00PM - 06:00PM
Weekly Recovery Group
12 Mar 2019;
04:00PM - 06:00PM
Weekly Recovery Group
19 Mar 2019;
04:00PM - 06:00PM
Weekly Recovery Group

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Administrative Offices

2149 Collingwood Blvd.
Toledo, OH 43620

Phone: 419-243-9178
Fax: 419-243-4450

Email: toledo@lssnwo.org

Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio

Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio (LSSNWO) is a Christian agency founded in 1911 by the Fremont Conference of the American Lutheran Church. LSSNWO is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and recognized by the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS). More than 200 Lutheran congregations in Northwestern Ohio are corporate members of LSSNWO. Lutheran Social Services also is a member of one of the nation’s largest service organization – Lutheran Services of America.