I am pleased to present this annual report of our activities to our stakeholders. Without your ongoing support and prayers, our efforts to support LCMS organizations and their community partners would be impossible. Thank you for your generosity!
This last year was filled with incredible blessings for us and our partners. In total, we served more than thirty organizations by lending our in-house expertise and consulting services. Our training resources reached more than 100 pastors, church and community leaders with valuable information about community development. We broke ground on our first new homes in the College Hill neighborhood in North St. Louis on the Nazareth Homes development. And, we made seven grants that leveraged other resources and encouraged local housing support initiatives throughout the United States.
Operationally, we are now fully staffed; recently completed a new three year strategic plan; and increased our board membership from seven to fourteen members. This increase in membership provides expanded areas of expertise that further strengthens the capacity of our corporation. By God’s grace and your support, we are prepared to meet more housing needs!
Please read on to learn more about the incredible work in which our partners are engaged, and stay connected with our ongoing work through our new website, www.nationalhousingsupport.org.
In His Service,
Nicole Ridley, Chief Executive
Lutheran Housing Support