President/CEO Postion Availability

The opportunity:

The Board of Directors of Lutheran Ministries of Mercy (LMM), Williston, Ohio, has formally accepted the intention of its President/CEO to retire in May, 2017.  It now invites applications for this position.

LMM was formed in 2013 as a consolidation of Luther home of Mercy, Williston, Ohio, founded in 1928, and Filling Memorial Home of Mercy, Napoleon, Ohio, founded in 1959.  Both organizations served persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Northwest Ohio and shared a common heritage.  In 2015, Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio (LSS), Toledo, Ohio, also joined LMM.  LSS had a 100+ year history and provided mental health counseling, medically assisted addiction recovery and emergency food pantry services.

While the identities of the three legacy organizations are maintained, they operate under one Board of Directors and a President/CEO who is responsible for all aspects of the operation.  LMM is a member of Lutheran Services in America, Affiliated by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and Recognized by the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod.

Leadership needed from the President of LMM:

The President manages a paid staff of 900, 15% represented by a labor union, and a budget of $35 million.  In addition to two campuses and group homes for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, the President oversees diverse social service programs throughout Northwest Ohio.  LMM is proud of its Lutheran heritage and its faith-based conviction to serve on the basis of need, without distinction as to faith, gender, race or national origin.

LMM is seeking a leader who can build creatively upon its heritage and history of service in order to continue successfully serving persons in need.

Interested applicants:

In addition to a biographical resume, please respond, in 100-300 words, to each of the following three questions:

  1. What are the defining realities for which LMM needs to prepare?
  2. What are the distinctive strengths you believe LMM has to offer?
  3. What gifts, abilities and experience commend you for this position?

Applicants invited for interview must have 3 references available for contact.  They will not be contacted without prior permission from the applicant.  Background checks and drug testing will be required of the finalist.


Send biographical resume and responses to questions by email to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Applications must be received by January 31, 2017