ELCA NEWS SERVICE
August 22, 2012
ELCA member named president of Lutheran Services in America
CHICAGO (ELCA) -- Charlotte Haberaecker will be installed Aug. 22 as president and CEO of Lutheran Services in America. A member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), Haberaecker is the fourth president of Lutheran Services in America.
In alliance with the ELCA, Lutheran Services in America is made up of more than 300 health and human service organizations with aggregated annual incomes of more than $18.3 billion.
"Charlotte will be living her Lutheran and Christian vocation overtly in this new call. (Her leadership) comes at an opportune time as the ELCA is inviting the treasurer of its social ministry organizations to be partnership with congregations engaged in developing mission strategies, which are being designed to seek renewed partnerships with their surrounding communities," according to the Rev. Stephen Bouman, executive director for congregational and synodical mission at ELCA churchwide ministries. Bouman is a member of the Lutheran Services in America board and will participate in the installation.
Haberaecker was the chief operating officer of Global Impact. She also held leadership positions at Compass Consulting, Fannie Mae and PricewaterhouseCoopers. She earned her bachelor's degree in business administration in management science at the University of Illinois. Haberaecker is a member of Hope Lutheran Church, an ELCA congregation in Annandale, Va.
The installation will take place at The Lutheran Center in Baltimore.
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About the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America:
The ELCA is one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States, with 4.2 million members in 10,000 congregations across the 50 states and in the Caribbean region. Known as the church of "God's work. Our hands," the ELCA emphasizes the saving grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ, unity among Christians and service in the world. The ELCA's roots are in the writings of the German church reformer, Martin Luther.
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Melissa Ramirez Cooper
773-380-2956 or Melissa.RamirezCooper@ELCA.org
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