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Sense of home Disc over i n g per s on a l g row t h

2011 Annual Report

Sense of home

Di s c over i n g per s on a l g row t h

After 85 years, Graceworks keeps discovering how we can best help others experience personal growth in challenging or changing circumstances. From our beginnings in chaplaincy with local institutions, to providing emergency assistance, we began helping families through youth and family programs, adoptions, and support ministries. Sixty-five years ago we opened a home for older persons which has grown to include nearly 750 residents in Bethany Village. Our Consumer Credit Counseling Service helps individuals discover how to manage personal finances and navigate financial challenges.


Graceworks led the way in Ohio in helping adults with developmental disabilities transition from institutional living to small, loving homes. We created caring communities of apartment homes for older adults and adults with disabilities and limited income. We tapped the caring creativity of senior adults who make friendly visits to other seniors in their homes. We continue to discover ways to help individuals age in their homes, through our new Health at Home, Hands at Home and Friends at Home programs.


Throughout Graceworks, individuals experience Faithful Caring that helps them grow during times of challenge or change, as in the stories in this annual report: • Mary encourages personal growth through arts and crafts in a community of adults who are older or have disabilities and limited income. • Chris thrives in a residence with a group of friends with developmental disabilities, where he explores ways to enjoy life through sports, fitness, dancing, music, church and work.


• Bea continues to learn, grow and inspire others at age 94, through arts, crafts and caring ministries in Bethany Village. • Bill got back on his feet – and behind the wheel – after three heart attacks and triple bypass surgery, with help from nurses and therapists in Graceworks’ new Health at Home program. These individuals experience a sense of home that helps them grow and discover new possibilities for their lives, new beginnings. We are thankful for many faithful congregations, donors, volunteers, staff and other friends who commit themselves to inspiring and supporting others through Graceworks Lutheran Services. We recognize their commitments in this annual report.



“Mary is very spiritual and walks the talk. She knows how to bring others out. They have found they have some artistic ability. It has caused some of the residents to really shine!” 

– C a r ol

A shining spirit T

erry carefully applies fleshtone paint to a fired mold of ceramic, in the shape of a miner with two children and shows it to the teacher, Mary. “I’m glad this class started,” says Terry. “It’s relaxing and fun.” Jamel, in his wheelchair, paints the whiskers on a ceramic dog. “I’ve had shepherds, huskies and pit bulls as pets,” he says.

Mary, Terry and Jamel are residents of Martin Luther Community, a Graceworks Housing Services community which opened in Dayton 2

25 years ago as an affordable apartment community for adults who are older or have disabilities, with limited income. Graceworks operates 18 such communities in southwestern Ohio, southeastern Indiana and northern Kentucky. Encouraging residents’ artistic abilities is one way to help inspire a sense of home in Graceworks Housing Services communities, where individuals continue to grow with each other. The art class, including ceramics, quilting and crafts, has helped residents uncover talents and enjoy time with each other.

“We always try to encourage our residents to do things for each other.” says Site Manager Carol Buggs. “Mary is very spiritual and walks the talk. She knows how to bring others out. They have found they have some artistic ability. It has caused some of the residents to really shine!” Class participants, especially those with limited physical abilities and experience, inspire Mary. “What they’re feeling inside is what they do through art,” Mary says softly. “Everyone has some artistic ability hidden within them that you can bring out, and they feel good when they can express themselves. I like to see people use their talents, not waste their talents.” Carol sees personal growth in some residents through the art class and other interactions. One man has progressed from using a wheelchair to a walker and sometimes walking unassisted, as he lost body weight, says Carol. “He tells me he feels so blessed

to be here because of the many things that have transpired in his life since he’s been here.” Building community is especially important in helping residents during times of difficulty and loss, says Carol. “Community means just that: We are one. We come together to help one another, to be a force for those who don’t have a family, perhaps, to become family for them.” Mary appreciates how Carol and the staff work to help individuals grow individually and in community. “She is spiritual-minded and she encourages me. She’s always thinking of residents and what we need. Her whole staff is just beautiful. “It’s like a family to me. I have my own space, but I feel like we’re a big family here. I love being here,” says Mary. “And we love you living here,” Carol answers.


“He has always enjoyed being around other people in school, in church, at the workshop. To Chris, nobody’s a stranger” 

– Janice

Joyful living W

hen her father died, Janice knew she and her son, Chris, couldn’t continue as just the two of them at home living together. She and Chris, a non-verbal young adult with developmental disabilities, might not be able to manage emergencies. But beyond that, she knew her sociable, active, caring son needed to be around more people. She wondered where he could find good care and friends his own age and abilities, where he could enjoy his favorite activities, dancing and sports and music.


At Chris’ daytime Goodwill workshop in Cincinnati, Janice noticed James. “He was always happy, and was always clean.” She learned that James lived in one of 28 residences where Graceworks Enhanced Living provides services for adults with developmental disabilities in Butler, Greene, Hamilton and Montgomery counties. She called Graceworks to arrange a visit. “I came here and James opened the front door and smiled and said, ‘Come in.’ It was great!” It felt like home.

Seven years later, Janice and Chris couldn’t be happier. The staff and Chris’ roommate James and seven other residents relish Chris’ fun-loving energy. “Chris is the life of the party,” says Shannon, a Graceworks caregiver for 11 years in the home. “Chris is the initiator. Guys might be hanging around and tired of watching Family Feud. Chris will go and put on a CD, usually rap. He’ll break the monotony. Or he’ll get up and get everybody exercising. Chris is usually the leader. Chris will motivate them to keep on going.” During weekdays, Chris enjoys going to the Jackson Center workshop in Cincinnati, where he often sorts materials for packaging for local companies. “He loves the Jackson Center,” says Shannon. Chris lives with his mother on the weekends, going on outings with his friends and church with his mom. “He has always enjoyed being around other people in school, in church, at the workshop,” says Janice. “To Chris, nobody’s a stranger.”

The home manager, René, appreciates not only Chris’ energy and fun-loving spirit, but also his sensitivity to others. “Sometimes, when he senses you’re not having the best of days, he’ll come up and just rub your back or give you a hug. He helps other individuals if he can.” Chris smiles, reaches out to René with a hand signal, “R” for René. “Yes, that’s my name,” says René, smiling back. He has become more independent and more of a leader, just as his mother hoped when he moved to his new home. “He has grown and developed,” she says. “It worked out just fine.”


“We moved here because we thought Bethany was the best for our needs and I still do. It has lots to offer and a good Christian atmosphere.”

– B ea

Inspiring purpose A

beehive graces the poster welcoming visitors to Bea Graham’s Bethany Village apartment, which is filled with stuffed bees of many shapes and sizes, as well as the “Queen Bea” tiara she wore when she was awarded first place in the Halloween Costume Parade.

At 94, Bea busies herself with delighting others as she lives with purpose. She continues to learn, to create and to encourage others. She not only created entries for five different categories in last year’s LeadingAge Art and Writing 6

contest (placing in two), but also helped others to finish their entries. “Bea’s positive outlook and how she continues to thrive is inspiring,” says Larisa McHugh, Bethany Music Therapist and coordinator of Bethany’s Art and Writing Show. “I just like to help people,” says Bea. She and her husband, Paul, met and married in western Pennsylvania, traveled while he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and lived in the Buffalo, N.Y. area while he worked as an

engineer for Westinghouse, Inc. Their sons Ron and Karl were born there. The family moved to Kettering in 1956. She loved serving with the Cub Scouts, the Flowering Acres Garden Club, the Kiwanis Club and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. They enjoyed living near her brother, the Rev. Kay Glaesner, a Lutheran pastor in Springfield. Bea worked at the Kettering YMCA for 20 years. She volunteered in the Kettering Medical Center for 22 years, visiting patients, and wrote for the Kettering-Oakwood Times. “My husband and I were both brought up in the church and learned about serving from our parents.” After they moved to Bethany Village in 1987, they quickly became involved in helping residents in their new community. As Stephen Ministers, they faithfully visited other residents and took to heart the Stephen Ministry program purpose: “To equip the saints for the work of ministry for building up the body of Christ.”

“To reach out to other people, help other people, that’s what we both wanted to do,” says Bea. Paul passed away in 1999. Bea loves being in a community where she can continue to grow and learn. She is a faithful member of a weekly crafts class led by Julia Wheeler, Life Enrichment Coordinator. During a recent week, the laughs spread throughout the class as smoothly as the peanut butter they were applying to pine cones for homemade bird feeders. “The most important part about living in Bethany Village is the people and the employees,” says Bea. “We moved here because we thought Bethany was the best for our needs and I still do. It has lots to offer and a good Christian atmosphere. “The Lord’s given me all this time and I feel very grateful. I have a good family, good friends and a good place to live.”


“Nobody ever said to me, ‘Bill, you’re 82 and you can’t expect to be able to do what you did before.’ They recognized my needs and my progress. When the doorbell would ring, I’d look forward to it.”

– B ill

Care with heart B

ill lay on his back and prayed for strength. He longed to return to the healthy life he had lived for more than 80 years before three heart attacks and triple-bypass surgery in the summer of 2011, a pain-free life full of tennis, scuba diving and long walks with his wife, Mary Ellen. He became frustrated with needing help with simple tasks, exhausted from just brushing his teeth. His prayers were answered with help from the new Graceworks Health at Home service and the Bethany Rehabilitation Center. “The more I 8

became independent, the more I valued the care I got from Graceworks,” says Bill. He remembers feeling helpless when he was discharged from the hospital to the Bethany Rehabilitation Center. Bill had never before been hospitalized. He had managed Sears department stores as a career. He hated being so reliant upon others. He was determined to recover independence. “Our children picked Bethany, where they thought we’d get the best care, which we did,” says Mary Ellen, a retired registered nurse.

“The care was first class,” says Bill. He clicked off the names of a dozen nurses, therapists and resident care technicians. “All of them were cheerful and capable. They did a lot of personal things that made the day not so dreary.” They encouraged him, worked exercises with him and taught him. When he was ready to go home in six weeks, there was no doubt which agency he would choose to provide home nursing and therapy care.

“They made me enjoy it,” says Bill. “Nobody ever said to me, ‘Bill, you’re 82 and you can’t expect to be able to do what you did before.’ They recognized my needs and my progress. When the doorbell would ring, I’d look forward to it.” “His attitude and his family support were big factors,” says Joanne. Mary Ellen adds, “And all the prayers from our church.”

Graceworks’ new Health at Home program provides health services to older individuals in their homes. Health at Home became Medicare-certified in 2010 after completing a Joint Commission survey. Graceworks has also begun Hands at Home, providing personal care services to older individuals in their homes. “If the home health care would be anything like what we had at Bethany, there was no need to shop around,” Bill says. Bill received visits from Denise, a registered nurse; Joanne, a physical therapist; and Florence, a physical therapy assistant.

With hard work, he progressed from a walker to a cane, then to walking without assistance. “He was so willing to work with every suggestion we made,” says Denise. “To be able to drive, to go to church were so important to him.” Seven months after his operation, he was healthy enough to drive with Mary Ellen to Atlanta and Florida to visit their children. “From Bethany to Health at Home, through the whole organization, the quality of care was professional and experienced and their spirit was uplifting,” says Bill. “They always made me feel like I was the only patient they had all day. I am grateful for their kindness.”


Highlights Graceworks Lutheran Services inspired and supported a sense of home for tens of thousands of individuals who were experiencing challenging or changing circumstances in 2011. Through a wide range of residential and community care services, we seek to help older adults, individuals with disabilities, and persons facing financial or personal challenges experience stability, security, belonging and community – a sense of home – in their lives. During 2011, Graceworks provided $4.7 million of uncompensated charity care that was not paid by user fees or government funding. Bethany Village Over 750 older adults lived at Bethany Village. About 450 enjoyed the active lifestyle and wellness programming in the residential area, another 60 people lived in assisted living residences, and approximately 250 people lived in the Linden House and received full-time skilled nursing and memory supportive care. Bethany Rehabilitation Center A total of 710 older adults experienced skilled nursing care and individualized rehabilitation programs as they recovered from surgery or hospitalization. Sixty percent of the people served returned to their previous homes after recovery. Consumer Credit Counseling Service Nearly 2,300 people experienced one-on-one financial counseling, and Graceworks helped 915 people manage their debts through the Consumer Credit Counseling Service debt management program. Graceworks housing counselors assisted 20 families to become homeowners and helped 257 families avoid foreclosure. Nearly 580 individuals received bankruptcy pre-filing counseling and 300 individuals received bankruptcy pre-discharge financial education. Approximately 1,100 individuals learned how to manage their finances through financial education classes or workshops. Another 3,600 individuals learned about Consumer Credit Counseling Service through outreach presentations and media events. An additional 2,200 individuals benefited from responses by Consumer Credit Counseling Service to financially-related inquiries. Friends at Home A total of 35 older adults, residents of Bethany Village and the community at large, received companionship services that supported them during challenging or changing circumstances through the efforts of 32 volunteers and 726 hours of service. The Friends at Home program is supported by a grant from the Lutheran Services for the Elderly Endowment Fund at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Foundation. Hands at Home Since its inception in April 2011, Hands at Home provided 102 residents of Bethany Village with personal care and private transportation services. Hands at Home caregivers assist with household tasks such as laundry, light housekeeping, and meals as well as bathing, dressing and medication reminders and companionship for older adults or respite for family caregivers. 10

Health at Home Graceworks provided health and therapy services for 131 individuals in their homes in the first calendar year since Graceworks achieved accreditation and Medicare certification. A total of 66 of the individuals were residents of Bethany Village and 65 were residents in the surrounding Dayton-area community. Graceworks Enhanced Living More than 150 individuals with developmental disabilities lived in safe, caring environments in 28 homes in Butler, Greene, Hamilton and Montgomery Counties, including a new residence that opened in Greene County. The Graceworks Enhanced Living day program in Hamilton County provided recreational day habilitation services for 31 adults with developmental disabilities. Graceworks Housing Services More than 700 income-eligible elderly or disabled residents experienced affordable housing in 18 Graceworks apartment communities in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. On-site employees worked to establish caring and stable environments in well-maintained and conveniently located apartment buildings. Service coordinators helped residents find and obtain needed services to allow them to age in place. Graceworks continues to refinance properties, which enables us to complete renovations and major repairs. Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Rehousing Program Thirty-three families, consisting of 70 individuals at imminent risk of homelessness, received financial assistance with rent and rent arrears to prevent them from losing their housing. Program service ended June 30, 2011, fulfilling the terms of a contract with Montgomery County. Interfaith Care Team Ministry Thirty-three families received life-skills education, family mentorship, advocacy, and support through case management services in their homes in targeted neighborhoods. Three hundred twenty-eight individuals received material and financial assistance and referrals to support their basic and emergency needs. The program closed June 30, 2011 when Montgomery County funding concluded. Once Around Shop and Emergency Assistance Program A total of 5,888 individuals received food, clothing or financial assistance for shelter, utilities and medications through the Preble County Emergency Assistance program. Thousands more received affordable clothing and household items at the Once Around Shop in Eaton. Senior Companion Program A total of 187 older persons were able to maintain independence in their own homes with assistance through friendly visits and respite care. Elderly persons in Montgomery, Miami, Preble, Greene and Clark Counties received visits from 40 trained volunteers who gave 43,954 hours of faithful service. As part of the Corporation for National and Community Service Senior Corps, Senior Companions offer companionship, friendship and light assistance to mostly elderly persons who strive to maintain an independent lifestyle. 11

Board of Directors Left to right: R. Long L. Arrington F. Evans V. Sharpe R. Wine M. Shannon J. Kalthoff S. Beals J. RutherfordDonner J. Teeters

Board of Directors Rev. Lisa A. Arrington Sally D. Beals Dr. George R. Brown Floyd Evans, Jr. Donald E. Kalb Judith A. Kalthoff Ronald A. Long Joyce Rutherford-Donner Marilyn K. Shannon Violet G. Sharpe Jeffrey R. Teeters Ronald D. Wine Executive Committee Ronald A. Long, Board Chair Dr. George R. Brown, Vice-Chair Marilyn K. Shannon, Secretary Judith A. Kalthoff Violet G. Sharpe Ronald D. Wine

Administration Left to right: J. Budi M. Allen D. Vandercher J. D’Aurora W. Serr J. Bosse


Audit & Investment Committee Ronald Long, Chair Paul Anderson John Cowgill Alan Grodrian Stephen Hoffsis Dale Medford Violet Sharpe Brent Strobel Ethics Committee Rev. Thomas Bernlohr Richard Furry Thomas Kahle Judith Kalthoff Deb Lyle Dr. Kevin Malloy Dr. Paul Nelson Bonnie Parish Dr. Joseph Petrick Diane Welborn Nominating Committee Ronald Wine, Chair Sally Beals Stephen Hoffsis Karen Medford David Wickham

Administration Willis O. Serr II, President & CEO Michael W. Allen, Vice President, Finance & Facilities Rev. James V. Bosse, Vice President, Community & Organizational Care Judy A. Budi, Vice President, Residential Care David V. Vandercher, Vice President, Human Resources Jackie A. D’Aurora, Senior Director, Marketing & Public Relations

2011 Financial Reports1 For the 12 months ending December 31, 2011 (All numbers are shown in thousands) Financial information is based on unaudited financial data compiled by the staff of Graceworks Lutheran Services. An independent accounting firm will complete an audit and prepare detailed financial statements and an independent auditor’s report for the Board of Directors. Copies of the audited financial statements will be available upon request after May 31, 2012.

Revenue $59,160

Expense $61,409 Personnel $30,998

Resident fees $28,710

Facilities $4,570 General operating $10,762

Government reimbursement $28,878

Administrative support $5,314 Interest $3,123

Service fees $1,241 Grants $331

Other Income $9,220

Depreciation $6,642

Balance Sheet

$80,000 $60,000 $32,559

$40,000 $20,000

Current Non-recourse3 Long-term




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$0 ab

United Way $69




Contributions2 $448



Bequests2 $175



Investment income $999



Gain on sales of assets4 $7,529

1 Financial data relating to Graceworks Lutheran Services has been combined with data of several affiliates including Graceworks Enhanced Living, Graceworks Housing Services entities, Graceworks at Home, and Bethany Commons at Yankee Trace. 2 Includes combined gifts received for the following temporarily restricted purpose: Benevolent Care Fund, $163. 3 Short-term and long-term indebtedness totals $18,970 and is secured by specific Graceworks Housing Services facilities. This is not a direct obligation and cannot be charged against other assets of Graceworks Lutheran Services. 4 Includes $7,549 gain from sale of land in Butler County, Ohio. On March 15, 2011, Graceworks Lutheran Services sold 135 acres to the Kettering Health Network, including 110 acres donated by Gordon Schul on May 28, 1992. Graceworks retains ownership of 77.5 acres of the donated land, including a 11/ 2 acre parcel where Graceworks Enhanced Living provides a home for adults with developmental disabilities. Mr. Schul died at Bethany Village on March 26, 2005. He is remembered fondly and his generosity is gratefully acknowledged.



We are grateful for the generosity of the donors listed on these pages. The list includes all cash gifts actually received by Graceworks Lutheran Services during 2011 for all programs. We also appreciate those who gave gifts-in-kind or designated contributions through United Way and the Combined Federal Campaign. We thank as well other donors and volunteers who generously gave time and resources but whose names are not recorded.

Donors $5,000 plus

Donors $2,500 - $4,999

Roger & Pamela Blumensheid

Michael Allen

Aristocrat Products Mfg., Inc.

Mary Bullen

Atonement Lutheran Church, Springdale, OH

Nell Baker

Bank of America, N.A.

Carpet Consultants

Rev. James & Julie Bosse

Dayton Area Board of Realtors Foundation

Verne Bowers in honor of Arleen Bowers Gerry & Judy Budi Citigroup Del Mar Healthcare Nancy Duane ELCA Foundation Epiphany Lutheran Church, Centerville, OH First Church of God, Eaton, OH Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Cincinnati, OH James Investment Research, Inc. Dale & Karen Medford PNC Bank Physician’s Charitable Foundation of the Miami Valley

Dr. George & Jane Brown Dr. William Clayton Wanda Coffey Randall & Debbie Derr Robert & Sandra Emerson Floyd Evans, Jr.

Grace Lutheran Church, Eaton, OH

Sarah Fletcher

Faye Hunt

Richard Furry

McGohan Brabender, Inc.

Lucille Gebhardt

Terry & Daryl Nels

Rev. Larry & Cindy Hoffsis

Dr. Meenakshi Patel Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Beavercreek, OH

John & Carol Horn

Phillip & Karen Pflaumer

Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, Cincinnati, OH

Retirement DYNAMICS, Inc.

Houser Asphalt & Concrete, Inc.

Glen & Cindy Sharon St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Farmersville, OH St. John Lutheran Church (Ingomar), West Alexandria, OH St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Vandalia, OH St. Paul Lutheran Church, Botkins, OH Dr. Jeffrey & Victoria Studebaker Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, East Montgomery & Greene Counties Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation

Richard & Mary Splawinski

Merrill Lynch Messer Construction Co.

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, West Montgomery & Preble Counties

United Way of Clark, Champaign & Madison Counties

Melvin & Prudence Musser

Trinity Lutheran Church, Cincinnati, OH

Charles & Nancy Wentworth

Neace Lukens

Walmart Foundation

John Padley

Dr. Philip & Charna Weisman

David & Marsha Pavelich

Skilled Care Pharmacy, Inc. Thrivent Choice Program

Connie Aubry

United Way of the Greater Dayton Area

Joseph & Patricia Balmer

United Way of Shelby County

Battelle & Battelle LLP

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Loveland, OH

John & Sally Beals

Burnell & Karen Roberts

C. Allen Begley Bethany Village Chapel Offering

Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, West Alexandria, OH

Bethany Village Residents Council

Wayne & Connie Schneider

Carrie Yearwood

Del & Marilyn Shannon

Edward Maurer

Donors $1,000 – $2,499

David & Deborah Vandercher

Lola Shafer

Ronald & Pat Schneider

Willis & Susan Serr Violet Sharpe

Jay & Susan Schwieterman


Ralph & Judith Perdue Plante & Moran, PLLC Preble County Emergency Food Bank

Wells Fargo Insurance Company Ronald & Melissa Wine The Women’s Council of Graceworks Lutheran Services John & Becky York Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Dayton, OH Zion Lutheran Church, Hamilton, OH

Donors $500 - $999

William & Rebecca Leister, Jr. Robert & Linda Lewis

Donors $100 – $499

Campbellstown United Church of Christ, Eaton, OH LuAnn Carpenter

Ellyn Carfrey

Donna Akins

David & Patricia Linegang

Alfred & Caryl Alexander

Paul & Dolores Anderson

Ronald & Bonnie Long

Anonymous (2)

David & Tammy Carroll

Anonymous (2)

Long, Schaefer & Company, Inc.

Hugh & Joan Arant

Castor Construction Company, Inc.

Richard Ball Gregg & Barbara Bardon Georgette Belden Robert & Dorothy Berner

Lord of Life Lutheran Church, West Chester, OH

Ronald & Linda Armstrong

Mark & Deborah Lyle

William & Fern Babcock

Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Fairborn, OH

Margaret Martz

Robert & Laura Bader

P. Scott McGohan

Barbara Bailey

Kristina Medford

Matthew & Jennifer Buehrer

Ronald & Judith Baker

Messiah Lutheran Church, Cincinnati, OH

Robert & Mary Baker

Donata Cassels

David & Judy Mikels

Christ Lutheran Church, Cincinnati, OH

Arthur Mussett

Kenneth & Carol Clark Dan & Barbara Claudepierre

North Riverdale Lutheran Church, Dayton, OH

Christ the King Lutheran Church, West Chester, OH Church of the Visitation, Eaton, OH Kent & Debra Clark William & Catherine Clark

Michael & Rebecca Bamber Marilyn Bassler

Rev. Douglas & Nina Behm

Charles & Linda Curtoys

Larry & Lois Ramey

Rev. Glen & Catherine Bengson

Wayne & Jane Dawson

Mary Kaye Rhoades

Kelly Bergstrom

Sean & Dawn Dodson

Nelson Rismiller

Donald & Adele Driskell

Rev. Larry & Joyce Rutherford-Donner

Rev. Thomas & Diane Bernlohr

Margaret Coggin Dave & Sandra Combs

Amy Beauchamp

Matthew & Sue Curtis

A. Kendall Clay Robert & Joann Colvin

Roger & Pamela Bauser

Peace Lutheran Church Sunday School, Georgetown, OH

Gregory Fett

Lance & Donna Chrisinger

Rev. Lisa Arrington

Florence Bellman

Concordia Lutheran Church, Dayton, OH Copeland Roofing & Siding, Inc. Robert & Edith Corbin Charles & Margaret Cothern Country Casual

Bethany Village Cottage Association

Allyson Crawford

Richard & Julia Frey

Thomas & Althea Schumann

William & Ruth Graumann

Daniel & Joyce Singer

Donald & Janet Grieshop

Esther Bixler

South Dayton Family Dentistry

Richard & Kathleen Currence

David Bollheimer

Frederick & Joanne Dafler

Thomas & Cathy Bourquin

Henry Dahlman

Harry & Barbara Bradbury

Denlinger, Rosenthal & Greenberg

Mark & Claudette Groeber The Carl and Lynne Hammaker Charitable Foundation

Michael & Jill Speakman

Mart Crowe

Bing Design

St. Ann Sodality Church of the Visitation, Eaton, OH

Ronald & Jolene Braet

St. Jacob Lutheran Church, Anna, OH

Louis & Joyce Breckenridge

Theron Dersham

Gregory & Elaine Hellwarth

Franklin & Barbara Thomas

John & Dawn Brinkman

Connie Dishon

Charles Hilgeman

Virginia Thomas

Robert & Janet Broge

Charlotte Donaldson

Charles Hill

John & Louise Thompson

Sonja Dragich

Greg & Gloria Hurwitz

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Darke, Shelby and Miami Counties

Brower Insurance Agency, LLC Charles & Carolyn Brown

Trinity Lutheran Church, Union City, IN

Steven Brown

Beth Ireland

United Way of Greater Cincinnati

Hartmut & Mary Buettner

Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Kettering, OH

Harlan & Judith Kalthoff

Daniel & Patricia Voydanoff

Ronnie Burris

Phyllis Erbaugh

James Butts

Wavelene Erhard

Gloria Calhoun

Paul & Nancy Erslan

Raymond & Kay Hansen Lucille Helker

Illinois Tool Works Foundation Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hamilton, OH

Robert & Charlene Kearns Terry & Mary Klein Karen Kuhn David Kunke

David & June Watts David & Jane Wickham Eric Williams

Faith Dickerhoof

Katherine Brown

Dr. Neil Dubin Lisa Dudley Clifton & Carol Dungey R. James & Freda Eby

Stephanie Brugger

Lynne Calton

Donald Etz

Angela Camara

Merlyn Evilsizor 15

Donors (continued) Ronald Fasick Scott Fecher Carl & Dorothy Feldmaier Charlotte Feldmaier George Feldmaier Robert & Lois Fenwick Rev. Harold Figley David & Jeanette Finkam Richard Flitcraft Virginia Foell Canice & Michelle Fogarty David & Janice Frearson Suzanne Frey Randall Fullam Furst Florist, Inc. Gayle Galbraith Charles Gardner Benjamin Gates Loretta Gaul

Brenda Hemphill

Leroy Kressin

Paul & Susan Nelson

Jeffrey & Janet Henline

Leon Kronbergs

Robyn Nelson

Evelyn Higgins

Ruth Kronson

Bruce & Nena Hill

James & Terrie Krumal

Donald & Susan Noltemeyer

Dale & Margaret Hill

M. Edward & Marjorie Kuhns

Regina Hill Dr. Dale & Nancy Hines Shannon Hines Robert & Delores Hipp Michael & Gayle Hirsch Joyce Hofer Lois Holland Alesia Hollinger Hans & Virginia Holztrager Joseph & Sarah Hood John & Juanita Howell George & Patricia Hronek Marilyn Hulick Betty Hunt Karolyn Hunter

David & Barbara Laird Land’s End Debra Laquanti John & Barbara Laufersweiler Lee’s Lock Service, Inc. Richard & Carol Lewellen Joanna Lindenmuth Jeffery & Barbara Link Connie Logan Logan Master Appliance Margaret Lombard Doyle & Caroline Lonaker Jean Long Dustin Loy

North Community Lutheran Church, Columbus, OH Jean Nugent Sheila Oberer Oberer Thompson Companies Cari Oehlenschlager Robert Owen Latrise Owens Margaret Palmer Martha Parker Beverly Pearson Robert Peetz Don & Nan Pember George & Diane Phillips Michael Pivarnik

Donald & Louise Lucas

Charles & Margaret Powder

Margaret Magill

Richard & Marjorie Prass

Stanley Mallory

E. Kemp & Frances Prugh

Rhonda Mangieri

Olga Redder

Harold & B.J. Jasper

James & Christine Martinson

René Reddix

Graydon & Laurie Gorby

Kathleen Johns

Charlann Mayrand

Redeemer Lutheran Church, Columbus, OH

Thomas & Denise Gorman

Mary Johnson

Robert McCants

Tracy Reed

Beatrice Graham

Dr. Wilbur & Letitia Johnston

Paul & Mary McClain

Priscilla Reese

Paul & Miriam McDowell

Reformation Lutheran Church, Columbus, OH

Alma Gessaman James & Dorothy Getty Raymond & Joan Gillaugh Beatrice Gilles Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Cincinnati, OH

Carol Gray Don & Jane Greiner Mary Grisey Paul & Kathleen Gruner Fred Habekost Keith & Lynne Hall Mary Hall William & Janet Hardin Howard & Cindy Harper Kristen Harrelson Pamela Hartings Thomas Hartrum Gerald & Helen Haun Rick & Laura Hawkins Glen & Sandra Hazen Janet Hegwood Phyllis Heller

William & Helen Husmann Patricia Hutchings Donna Hynes Susan Jacox Tad Janaszek

Chris & Leslie Jones R. Jean Judge Ray & Susan Kaercher Thomas & Kathleen Kahle Thomas & Barbara Kaiser Donald & Christine Kalb Dr. David Karns Walter & Kay Kaye Robert & Mary Keeler Rev. Earl & Doris Kettler Karen Kidd Patti King William & Cynthia King Carla Kirkland Russell & Rachel Klopfer

Margaret McIntosh Virginia McKee Harry Meckstroth Meijer, Inc. Jan & Marilyn Methlie John Miller Timothy & Judy Moncrief D. David Morgan Mary Ann Mulford Patricia Mullins Kevin Munlin Lorraine Murphy Rev. Dr. Donald Myrom Brenda Nared

John & Mary Kmet

Douglas & Barbara Nastally

Dr. Mark & Joan Krabbe

Sandra Neff


Bert & Marlene Regula Robert Reichard Paul Richter Dennis Riesley Ritter’s Frozen Custard of Kettering Debbie Robbins James & Martha Robinson Paul & Cheryl Robinson Frank Root John & Helen Rossmiller Stephen Ruehlman Thomas Rummel Marsha Russell Treva Sander Dr. Don & Marjorie Sando

Robert & Constance Satchell

Jeffrey & Robin Teeters

Bernard Schaeff

Edward & Elinor Thomas

Kenneth & Lily Schepers Paula Schiml Charles & Thelma Schmermund Gerald & Judith Schriml Luke Schumann Floyd & Beryl Schutte Edward & Betty Schwinn Carl & Phyllis Serr Albert & Robin Sessler Philip & Janet Shaw Sarah Shomper Sylvia Sims Skyline Chili Diane Smith Sherrie Smith Michael & Christine Soergel William & Alice Spohn St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Dayton, OH St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church, Huber Heights, OH St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church-Ladies Guild, Huber Heights, OH St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Gordon, OH St. Paul Lutheran Church, Dayton, OH St. Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church, Huber Heights, OH Staples Albert & Diane Staub Don Steck Mary Ann Steinbruner Gwendolyn Steinbrunner Joseph Stekli Louise Stephenson Michael & Barbara Streff Hans & Judy Stroeh Carolyn Studebaker Viola Stupp Jenita Sullenger Artie Taylor Clarence Taylor

Everett & Margie Yowell

Norma Demmler

Carolyn Tharp

Eric & Janice Zahn

Amos & Ruth Dicke

Andrea Thomas

Sarah Zecchini

Norman & Suzanne Dohner

Brenda Zell

Michael & Penny Dolph Dorothy Love Retirement Community

Nadine Thomas

William & Muriel Zoll

Yin Ling Thomas

Anthony & Vicki Zompetti

Jeanette Thoms

Nancy Zorniger

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Hamilton County Trinity Lutheran Church, Brookville, OH

Donors $50 – $99

James & Marcia Florkey Dorothy Fox

Trinity Lutheran Church Pitsburg, Pitsburg, OH

Dr. Sally Abbott-Pomputius

Warren Tripp

Michael & Rachel Abshear

Roland & Paula True

Vincent & Sue Allenson

Mary Vandenbroek

Ann Allison

Victoria Theatre Association

Elaine Balderson

Emma Walker Walling Photography Ann Warner Jeffrey & Kathy Watern Casey Waugh Kimberly Waugh Eugene & Marilyn Weaver Elizabeth Weeks Diane Welborn WELCA-Lutheran Church of Our Savior, Dayton, OH

Carol Egger John Ellis

Diana Abrams

Neal & Mary Frame Tina Francis Gary & Gail Fredensborg Thomas Fromholt Anthony Fulton Robert & Sandra Gaier

Samantha Baldwin-Spencer Patricia Banks Donald & Lisa Berkemeier Blair’s Lawn Care

Thomas & Peggy Gant Paul & Janie Gehman Teresa Gels Rhea Gilmore

Kea Blankenship

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, West Milton, OH

Doris Bodenmiller

J. Richard & June Gorham

Deborah Bolmida

Grace Lutheran Church, Bethel, Grove City, OH

John & Mary Boyle Delmar Breuer

Sherri Gunasekera

Richard & Sarah Briley

Keith GunderKline

Seth Brinkman

Dr. John Gustafson

Bradley Wenrick

Holly Britton

Lois Haber

Katherine Westbrook

Bruce Brockett

Kathy Haines

Kyle & Deborah Whitcomb

Dan & Phyllis Brower

Jeffry & Barbara Hall

Richard Brown

Ruth Hall

White Allen Chevrolet

Jerome & Lisa Burton-Yates

Peter Hanlin

Nancy Wiegand

Larry & Marcia Calhoun

Marvin & MaryAnn Harmon

Georgetta Will

Merle Carr

Marty & Gayle Haskell

Wallace & Ruth Willaman Patricia Williams

Christ Lutheran Church, Athens, OH

John & Constance Henderson

Melissa Williamson

Peggy Christian

Winnie Hung

Kathy Wilson

City of Centerville

Becky Ingling

Charla Winter

Robert & Darlene Combs

Jane Ireton

Stanley & Janet Witkowski

Roger & Miriam Comer

Martha Johnson

Harold Wood

James Corbett

Karolyn Jones

Steven & Jennifer Wurzelbacher

John Cowgill

John Juergensen

Paul & Janice Crumrine

Kimberly Kane

Kim Wurzelbacher

Victoria Davis-Hall

Winifred Kerry

Renee Wurzelbacher

Dayton-Victory Chapter #594 OES

John & Betsy Kitch

Carla Young

Patricia Kerth

Ronald & Jean DeCamp 17

Donors (continued) Mark & Amanda Kosak

J. Charles Ober

Mary Roller

Robert & Mary Oppenheim

J. Romaker

Brian & Jenney Thornell

Betty Rowe

Thorson Consulting

Sheila Ryder

Christina Tidwell

William & Linda Langley

Cheryl Osler

Leslie Laramy

JoAnne Otto

G. Elaine Latsko

Lola Palmer

Stephanie Ledford

Bonnie Parish

James & Melody Leonard

Gay Parker

Susan Luna

Peace Lutheran Church, Hillsboro, OH

Nancy Lutz & JoAnn Watzke

Walter & Ruth Peck

Linda Martin

Bob & Patricia Peets

Sarah McMillan Hazel Merrill

Pickrel, Schaeffer and Ebeling

James Meyer

Peter & Ethleon Thomson

Lee & Sandra Scamp

William & Katherine Tipton

Rick & Deborah Schmidt

John Trenholm

George & Ann Schmitt

William & Claire Tully

Janet Schreier

Gilbert & Lois Unger

Harold & Holly Seamon

David Villers

Melodee Sheils

Janet Wallen

Maridel Sherk

Robert Walser

Margaret Shuey

Michael Walsh

Dean & Marjorie Shupert

Phyllis Ward

Janet Pohl

James Sisson

Norman & Phyllis Warner

Mark Michael

Ted & Carolyn Popoff

Judy Smith

James & Lois Welsh

Joseph & Shirley Minham

Fannie Porter

Dean & Dorothy Snethen

Bonnie Weyrauch

Jim & Sandi Mitchell

James Price

Lester Snyder

Wildwood Workshop

Providence Lutheran Church, Brookville, OH

Linda Sparks

Gene & Patricia Willeke

Sheryl Spires

Brittney Williams

Jimmie & Marilyn Mitchell Deborah Mocas Mary Moore Michael Moore John & Sharon Moorman Lawrence & Helen Moorman

Fred & Pamelia Puckett Gary Pugh Ronald & Phyllis Puls Elisabeth Rath Rosalinda Rempel

Rev. Dr. David & Janice Moreland

Jodi Rieman

Victor Neves

Arlene Roeder

David & Deanna Rockwell

William & Carol Srode

Brett & Dianah Williamson

Jane Staubitz

Michele Willingham

Amy Stockslager

Mary Wittrock

Thomas Stricker

David Wood

Robert & Carleen Suttman

Larry & Joyce Woofter

Otto & Candace Takacs

Robert Worthington

Nancy Terrels

Keith Young

Linda Thompson

Mary Zimmerman

Thrivent Choice Donors Thank you to the 52 Thrivent members who designated their Thrivent Choice Dollars to Graceworks Lutheran Services in 2010-2011 representing a total of $10,025 in new donations. We appreciate your faithfulness to our mission and being a partner in our ministry. Sue Allenson

Theron Dersham

Marion Hoffman

Benjamin Price

Paul & Dolores Anderson

Stephanie Didier

Gloria Kemmett

Paul & Lucille Price

Charles & Caralynn Appenzeller

David Frearson

Karen Kuhn

Nelson Rismiller

Richard French

Kenneth Luneke

Timothy Schubach

Anita Apple

Charles Graham

Dale Medford

Evangeline Seltzer

Deborah Baldwin

Mary Grisey

Scott Meseke

Willis & Susan Serr

Karen Berger

Evelyn Grosch

Nina Millner

Alee Steuer

Phyllis Bowers

Donna Guy

Winifred Mulligan

Melody Steuer

Matthew Buehrer

Ernest Heintz

Rocky Nill

David Watts

Kristin Crane

Dale & Margaret Hill

Bradley Oldham

Marlene Wehner

William Davis

Charles & Sondra Hines

Isaac & Frieda Patrick


The Spiral of Life Society People who have made known their completed arrangements for deferred gifts to Graceworks Lutheran Services through wills, gift annuities, life insurance or other charitable devices are members of the Spiral of Life Society. If you would like more information contact the Resource Development Office at 937-436-6871. Connie Aubry Roger † & Nell Baker Ronald & Judith Baker* Robert† & Bonna Behnken* Lovetta Blanke

Albert† & Nancy Freudenberger

Rev. Paul† & Hildegard Kampfe*

Charles† & Lucille Gebhardt*

James & Mary Kern

Paul† & Beatrice Graham Mary Grisey Margaret Heberle

Grace Rust† Willis & Susan Serr* Paul & Jean Shank

Harry & Elaine Kreitzburg Marie Lensch

Violet Sharpe

Steve & Jill McCarthy

Dean & Marjorie Shupert

Lester † & Ruth McManis

Rev. James & Julie Bosse

Gerald† & Lucille Helker

Harry † & Jan Brown

Daryl & Regina Hodnett

Dennis & Helen Bruce*

Ivar & Bernice† Holmer

Matthew & Jennifer Buehrer

Hans & Virginia Holztrager

Barry Overholser

Amos & Ruth Dicke*

Faye Hunt*

Dr. Carl & Kimie Payne

Dr. Fred & Kay Freeberg

Evelyn Johnson

George & Diane Phillips

Ray & Susan Kaercher

Michael Rench

Mary Eileen Menzel Paul & Hazel Merrill †

Rev. Dr. Donald Myrom*

Del & Marilyn Shannon

Dean & Dorothy Snethen Robert† & Katherine Westbrook Howard† & Traude Zettervall Deceased Charter Member Italic New Members †


2011 Bequests Graceworks Lutheran Services thanks and recognizes the following people who planned through their estates to help our ministries continue after their deaths:


Charles Drinkle

Geraldine Miller

Donald Spindler

Ruth Behm

Elizabeth Immel

Lillian Mills

Dorothea Spindler

Eleanor Blank

Lawrence Immel

Grace Rust

Helen Wertman

Elizabeth Coy

George Lawton

Betty Semmelman

Kenneth Wertman

Rayman Coy

Sue Lawton

Jack Semmelman 19


In 2011, a total of 928 volunteers gave 106,874 hours of professional, administrative, and direct support service – a value of $1,972,035. Visit for information and opportunities. Thomas Bartol

Virginia Brewer

Ralph Christman

Barbara Adams

Marilyn Bassler

Sarah Briley

Linda Adams

Joani Baumgardner

Elmer Brimm

Christ the King Lutheran Church, Dayton, OH

Macy Adams

Linda Baumgardner

Barbara Broady

Virginia Adams

Carolyn Baumhardt

Angie Broughton

Gloria Adkins

Sally Beals

Charles & Carolyn Brown

Aging and Community Services, Columbus, IN

Eugene & Sally Beare

Dorothy Brown

Carl Becker

Dr. George Brown

Sally Becker

Jacqueline Brown

Clara Beckett

Rodney Brown

Rosemary Beeching

Squire & Freda Brown

Georgia Beireis

Dave Browne

Pauline Bell

Susan Brubaker

AARP, Dayton, OH

Colleen Akers Alfred & Caryl Alexander Hilary Amnah Christopher Anderson Jodie Anderson Paul Anderson

Stephen Bennett

Billie Bruner

Nick Apple

Herman & Evelyn Bergstedt

Janet Buckley

Hugh Arant

Pat Berna

Bob Armacost

Rev. Thomas Bernlohr

Mary Bullen

Ronald & Linda Armstrong

Linda Bertke

Dale Andrews

Rev. Lisa Arrington

Judi Betscher

William & Joy Artman

Bible Church, Columbus, IN

Kris Ashburn

Donald Billing

Kyle Ashburn

Dorothe Bitzer

Nancy Ashworth

Nelda Blake

Linda Aukerman

Linda Blanton

Cathy Austin

Diane Bliss

Larry Austin

Betty Bowles

L. Ann Bachmann

Marilyn Boyd

Michael Baker

Donna Boyer

Nell Baker

Scott Boyles

Steve & Rhoda Baker

Addison Bradley

Joseph & Patricia Balmer

Mark Bradley

Nandakumar & Hemalata Balwally

Alison Brady

Mary Buettner

Darlyne Clark Joe Clark Renie Clark Kendall Clay Glenda Clem Rodney & Phyllis Clippinger Shirley Coen Florence Coffee Lorraine Coffey Ray-Dean Cofield Jim Coleman Glendon Collins Zakhary Collins

Betty Burcham

Columbus Baptist Church, Columbus, IN

Sam Burger

Diane Colvin

Elsie Burkle

Doris Colvin

Denver Burns

Cynthia Combs

Eric Bush

Jean Conkel

Millie Cadle

Frances Cooley

Lois Callahan

Patty Coombs

Marilyn Campbell

Ann Cooper

Ada Candor

Deborah Cooper

Robert Cantrell

Dianne Cooper

Allyson Caperna

Michael Cooper

Richard Carnal

Wilma Cooper

Joyce Carr

Betty Corder

Edna Carroll

Elaine Corley

Iris Carter

Joseph Corn

Lana Carter Helen Cash

Charles & Margaret Cothern

Prashant Balwally

Brandywine Community Church, Greenfield, IN

Estella Caudill

Sean Court

Ina Barbee

Margaret Branhan

Doug Cavendar

Lee Barker

Bread of Life, Greensburg, IN

Phil Chandler

Covington Baptist Church, La Grange, KY

Ann Chase

Megan Brewer

Dorothea Christensen

Ruth Barnes Marilyn Barrett


John Cowgill Dee Cox

Donald Cox

Carol Farrell

Janice Cramer

Charlotte Feldmaier

Kathy Crawford

Ada Felton

Dena Crawley

Jim Ferrang

Sylvia Crow

Pauletta Ferris

Holly Crowe

Dorothy Finch

Adabelle Crum

Ann Finnicum

Lois Cunningham

Helen Fischer

Barbara Curry

Melba Foege

Charles & Linda Curtoys

Geneva Folkerth

Geraldine Daly

Jane Follmer

Mary Daniel

Jacqueline Ford

Mary Daugherty

Pauline Ford

Pat Davis

Sue Fortman

Patty Davis

Rosa Foster

Connie Deas

Ella Fowler

Wanda Decker

Nemroy Franks Jr.

Hester DeKock

Nemroy Franks Sr.

Thelma DePelma

Jenny Frazier

Steve Dickerson

Dottie French

Nancy Dietrich

Nancy Freudenberger

Kateri Dillon

Claudia Fried

Vanessa Dinvalds

Marvin Friedreich

Adam Disalvo

Mary Caroline Frost

Alyssa Dizek

Richard Furry

John & Joann Dodson

Frances Gabbard

Lois Dooley

Kevin Gaitonde

Frances Douglass

Rita Gaitonde

Benny Downey

Jan & Brenda Gant

Nancy Downey

Tom & Peggy Gant

John Downs

Dr. Susan Gardstrom

Mae Duzan

Brookan Gennaro

Russell Dwenger

Walter George

Lea Dyk

Bonnie Gilbert

Leroy & Maureen Eid

Judi Gilbertson

Dora Eilers

Beatrice Gilles

Marilyn Ekberg

Rhea Gilmore

Susan Ellefson

Ida May Girton

Robert & Sandy Emerson

John Girvin

Lauren Erhart

Mike Goerlich

Wilma Estes

Nadezhda Gofer

Floyd Evans, Jr.

Pauletta Goldey

Helen Evans

Sarah Goodner

Kathleen Evans

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Kettering, OH

Zena Fadel Marilyn Fanning

Mary Goodwin Donald Goormastic

Gospel Mission, Inc., Dayton, OH

Stephen Hoffsis

Beatrice Graham

Hans & Virginia Holztrager

Steve & Jannie Grant Carol Gray

Russell Hollan Rebecca Homan Lynnie Honshul

Hilda Gray

Mary Hope

Mary Greeley

Hope Lutheran Church, Cincinnati, OH

Diane Green Elaine Green

Irene Howard

Carol Greene

Valarie Howard

Merlyn Greene

James & Nannette Huff

Deborah Greet

Larry Hulen

Tom Grey

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, La Grange, KY

Alan Grodrian Wilma Gromer Kathy Haag

Immanuel Lutheran Church, Cincinnati, OH

Ginny Haley

Bertha Jackson

Nalla Hall

Mary Jackson

Ruth Hall

Susan Jacox

Jessie Hancock

Arizona Jeffries

Ken & Janice Hand

Betty Jenkins

Carsten Hannaford

Laura Jenkins

Opal Harmon

D. Marie Jensen

Betty Harris

Frances Jiles

Mary Hart

Jason Johns

Carlton Hatcher

Martha Johnson

Wayne Hayes

Ruth Johnston

Helen Hedke

Joe Jones

Janet Hegwood

Linda Jones

Jane Heishman

Sandy Kaess

Sara Held

Tom Kahle

Louise Hellickson

Donald Kalb

James Helms

Doris Kallas

Joan Hemmelgarn

Judith Kalthoff

Barbara Henry

Walter Kaye

Ardeth Herbert

Betty Kelemen

Hickory Creek Nursing Home, Greensburg, IN

Laurel Kerr

Mary Hicks Jack Hilbing Charles Hilgeman Marlena Hill

Doris Kettler Diane Key Connie King

Mary Hill

Ruth King

Jim Hiller

Ron Kittle

Mildred Hinson Claudette Hinton Robert Hipp

Winifred Kerry Patricia Kerth

John Kiviniemi Leonard Kiviniemi 21

Volunteers (continued) Dominic Klein Emily Klein Nathan Klein Libby Klemman Emil & Jean Kmetec Ethel Knapper John Knouff Norma Kronour Ruth Kronson Norman Krueckeberg Ellen Kudronowicz Susan Lafary Kirsten Lakeman Carol Lancaster Darla LaParne Joyce Laplante Karen Large Claudia LaSeur G. Elaine Latsko Mary Lynne Lawton Martha Leach

Abeni Peyton

Dr. Kevin Malloy

Kay Moses

Bonnie Marker

Sam Mullins

Dorie Phillips

Florence Marr

Elizabeth Murphy

Piper Phillips

Hattie Marshall

Deaconess Erma Murray

Shawnee Phillips

Dorothy Martin

Teddy Murray

Rita Piatt

Georgia Mason

Harold Muse, Jr.

Janice Pitsinger

Patrick Mawby

Grace Musgrave

Shirley Pointer

Dorothy McCafferty

Arthur Mussett

Edna Portell

Paul McClain

Ralph Myers

Fannie Porter

Allen McClelland

Tom Myers

Clare Potyrala

Michael McCloskey

Ann Napier

Mary Powell

Shannon McGehee

Minnie Nason

Robert Powell

Scott McGohan

Nicholas Nawroth

Carlene Prether

Paul & Cathy McIntosh

Richard Neff

Debbie Price

Virginia McKee

Erin Nelson

Nico Price

Oravell McLean

Paul Nelson

Briana Priester

Ruth McMillan

Ty Nelson-Brisco

Jessica Prior

Jo Ann McQuinn

Peggy Newton

Richard Prior

Harry Meckstroth

Phyllis Nienstedt

Lee Proudfoot

Emily Medearis

Gene Ninneman

Victoria Rader

Dale & Karen Medford

Shirley Nixon

Shirley Raines

John Meeks

Betty Oberer

Lynne Ranney

Marilyn Meeks

Christiana Ogbedor

Marita Ranzou

Leanne Meisinger

Mildred Oglesby

Jean Rawlins

Olivia Mercer

Ogleville Christian Church, Columbus, IN

Olga Redder

Ayo Ogunmekan

Nathan Lehrer

Messiah Lutheran Church, Cincinnati, OH

James Reeves

Mindora Lester

Phyllis Meyer

Cindie Osborn

Karla Lickert

Carol Miley

Betty Osburn

Robert & Lynn Lillie

Sharon Miller

Dale Ostergaard

Sally Jo Lines

Stephan Miller

Donna Ostick

Nora Livesay

Robert Mims

Jackqulin Otey

Norma Livesay

Jimmie Mitchell

Charlie Palmer

Rosemary Loeb

Jean Mitoraj

Constance Palmer

Eleanor Logan

Pat Mitra

Bonnie Parish

Jack Long

Barbara Montalvo

June Parker

Ronald Long

Phyllis Montgomery

Jaya Patel

Jeff Lough

Gloria Moore

Hazel Patrick

Loveland Health Care Nursing and Rehab Center, Loveland, OH

Marianna Moore

Larry & Janet Paxson

Mary Pat Moore

Ida Payton

Robyn Lovett

Ruth Ann Moore

Roger Pearce

Hannah Lowe

Versae Moore

Aurore Peasant

Don & Louise Lucas

Molly Moormeier

Emily Pendleton

Leasa Ludy

Larry Morgan

Sofiya Perel

Judy Lutz

Jonathan Morris

Dr. Joseph Petrick

Phyllis Morris

Judith Petrokas

Joyce Lee Judy Lee Kathy Lehman Tom & Barbara Lehman

Pat Merrill


Carolyn Olson

Elizabeth Reed Mary Reeves Heidy Reichard Gerry Reiff Ray Reodique Gail Retherford Barbara Reynolds Mary Kaye Rhoades Gladys Rhodes Christine Ricciardo Sarah Richardson Mary Richmond Adelya Riftina Karl & Joan Rigg Mary Jeanette Rigg Betty Rike William Ringo Brandon Robbins Carroll Robbins James & Martha Robinson

Mary Jane Simms

Linda Tapp

John & Lydia Washko

Barbara Root

Lizzie Simpkins

Joyce Taylor

Elizabeth Watts

Dave Rose

Sue Sizemore

Jeffrey Teeters

Eugene & Marilyn Weaver

Jane Ross

Elisabeth Skipworth

Nancy Terrels

Mary Weber

Hannah Roth

Eula Slater

Billie Thackston

Diane Welborn

Gail Rowe

Laura Slusher

Sue Welch

Margaret Rundell

Alexandra Smith

Franklin & Barbara Thomas

Margery Runyan

Barbara Smith

Tammy Robinson

Rita Russman

Debbie Smith

Georgia Rutherford

Lee & Shirley Smith

Joyce Rutherford-Donner

Levy Smith

Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, West Alexandria, OH

Margaret Smith

Dorothy Sammons Mary Satterfield Nancy Sauer Lenora Scates Ruth Scheuer Paula Schiml Bob & Rosemary Schirmer Meredith Schlabig Olivia Schneider

Pat Smith Sandra Smith Tom Smith Marjorie Smothers Betty Snook Willie Belle Spears Joan St. John St. John Lutheran Church, Lawrenceburg, IN

Elinor Thomas

Wilma J. Wells

Virginia Thomas Rev. Cathleen Thompson Shirley Thompson Steve Thompson Ethleon Thomson Rodney & Dorothy Thorpe Doris Tibbs

Pat Stanley

Susan Schreier

David Wickham Gail Wiese

Carol Wilcher

Mary Trego Trinity Lutheran Church, Maysville, KY Emily Tromm

Peg Turnau

Ronald Schneider

Maxine Whitman Phyllis Whitmore

Shirley Wigglesworth

Belva Tingle

Maria Tsamasiros

Charles Schreiber

Wilma Wells Olive White

Mary Wiggins

Eric Timperman

St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Greensburg, IN St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Richmond, IN

Jim & Mary Ellen Welling

Norma Tumey

Aubrie Wiley Georgetta Will Wallace Willaman Diana Williams Dolores Williams Sue Williams Tiffany Williams

Emy Turner

Raymond Wilson

Diane Staub

Turning Point Life Center, New Castle, IN

Claire Wilt

Edward & Betty Schwinn

Doris Stein

Kay Tuton

Ronald Wine

Peggy Scott

Lindsey Steinbrunner

Penny Ulrich

Peggy Wittmer Joan Wolfe

Sandy Scott

Kate Steininger

Luther Underwood

Scott County Sherriff’s Office, Scottsburg, IN

Mary Stephens

Gilbert Unger

Phyllis Wolfe

Bob Stevens

United Way Day of Action

Joyce Wolslegel

Matt Stevens

US Postal Workers, Eaton, OH

Dee Woodsford

Chelsey VanAtta

Janice Wright

Lois Sellars Mary Sexton Marilyn Shannon Violet Sharpe June Shaw Philip Shaw Robert Shaw Jennie Shehee Betty Shelton Dorothy Shepherd Jackie Shepherd Edna Shipp Dave Shober David & Jane Siders Mike Simmons

Vivian Stevens Sarah Stewart Shannon Stinson Joyce Storer Brent Strobel Joyce Strohminger Eugene Strubbe Laura Strunk Jeffrey Studebaker Camilla Sullenger Janet Swygert Dorothy Szopa Margaret Tally Angeline Tanner

Wilma Woosley

Robert VanLeeuwen

Naomi Wulber

Mary Varnado

Ken Wurzelbacher

Patricia Voydanoff

Karen Young

Katie Wagner

Rebecca Young

Virginia Wahl

Sally Young

Roberta Wahlrab

Mary Zimmerman

Norma Wallace

William & Muriel Zoll

Florence Walsson Gaylen Walston Doris Ward Sara Ward Laci Warmouth 23


Consumer Credit Counseling Service offers online financial assessment, bankruptcy education

Now, anyone may get an assessment of personal financial health and behavior through a free online financial tool: “We want to make it as easy as possible for people who need help with their personal finances to find the help they need,” says Melodee Sheils, Director, Consumer Credit Counseling Service. The online money check-up helps you identify whether you should “continue on your path,” “proceed with caution” or “stop and make a change” in each of four areas of personal finance: budgeting and credit management, saving and investing, planning for retirement and managing home equity. The assessment is offered by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) to help consumers identify whether they need to seek advice from member organizations like Graceworks Consumer Credit Counseling Service. Online bankruptcy education Consumer Credit Counseling Service now offers online bankruptcy pre-filing counseling and pre-discharge financial education. The secure web-based courses became available through Graceworks’ membership in the NFCC. Persons can access bankruptcy counseling by visiting “Our thorough organization and analysis of the client’s financial situation in addition to answering their questions places the client at ease, and provides them with the knowledge to make an informed decision,” says Melodee. “The online service is a valuable and convenient resource. The financial counseling helps individuals filing for bankruptcy modify how they manage money, leading to greater personal economic security, increased peace of mind and ultimate community improvement. We will continue to provide in-person


or telephone counseling and in-person classroom financial education for those who feel more comfortable with or prefer a more personal approach.� Individuals are required to receive counseling from an approved organization before filing for bankruptcy, and then again before their debts are discharged. CCCS is approved by the Executive Office of the U.S. Trustee and issues bankruptcy certificates for both the Southern and Northern Districts of Ohio. CCCS provides one-on-one counseling for personal financial management, debt and housing matters, as well as educational workshops. Clients can schedule an appointment at our offices in Dayton, Springfield and Sidney by calling 937-643-2227 or 1-800-377-2432.

Graceworks launches Hands at Home personal care services Graceworks Lutheran Services expanded its personal care services on April 1, 2012 to serve the community as well as Bethany Village residents. Personal care services are offered under Hands at Home, LLC, managed by Robyn Nelson, former Wellness Clinic Manager at Bethany. Graceworks supports seniors aging in place and recognizes that many seniors can be successful staying in their homes if additional services can be provided. Some may need help with bathing or preparing meals or simply companionship while the caregiving spouse takes a break to socialize outside the home. Personal care services have been available to Bethany residents but are now being offered to the community as well. Hands at Home operates under Graceworks at Home, the home care corporation affiliated with Graceworks Lutheran Services. In-home skilled nursing and therapy services are also offered under Graceworks at Home as Health at Home, LLC, our Medicare-certified home health agency. For new information on Health at Home and Hands at Home, visit 25

News continued Grand Cottages in Bethany Village Nine new Grand Cottages are now under construction to replace 12 of the original 1972 Bethany Village cottages which were torn down in November 2011. The appliances, cabinets, doors, windows and fixtures were removed and donated to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. “Today’s retirees want new construction, fresh approaches to daily living, bright and open floor plans and smart spaces,” says Bill Serr, President and CEO of Graceworks Lutheran Services, which owns and operates Bethany. The project builder is Oberer Companies. The new Grand Cottages are 50 percent larger with attached two-car garages, and include more amenities, comfort and safety features than the cottages they will replace. Construction was scheduled to start in March 2012 and to be completed by the end of the year. “Bethany continues to remodel and enhance other cottages and residences, but new construction might not be possible again for several years,” says Bill. In 2008-09, Bethany added 60 new residences and a Village Center for events, dining, fitness, classes and activities. Bethany is home for approximately 750 adults of age 62 and older in a continuing care retirement community on 100 acres in Centerville, Ohio. For information, illustrations of the Grand Cottages and testimonials from Bethany residents please visit, or contact the Bethany Marketing Department at 937-436-6850.

For your convenience, ONLINE GIVING IS NOW AVAILABLE. Please visit our secure website to make your donation online.


Member Congregations We are thankful that 45 congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod entered into Covenants of Support with Graceworks Lutheran Services, as of March 13, 2012.

Abiding Christ Lutheran Church, Fairborn, OH Atonement Lutheran Church, Cincinnati, OH Augsburg Lutheran Church, Cincinnati, OH Bethel Lutheran Church, Bellbrook, OH Christ the King Lutheran Church, Dayton, OH Emanuel Lutheran Church, Phillipsburg, OH Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Kettering, OH Epiphany Lutheran Church, Centerville, OH Fifth Lutheran Church, Springfield, OH First English Lutheran Church, Dayton, OH First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Xenia, OH Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Cincinnati, OH

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Cincinnati, OH

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Loveland, OH

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Kettering, OH

Rockway Lutheran Church, Springfield, OH

St. Paul Lutheran Church (Dog Leg), Dayton, OH

Roselawn Lutheran Church, Cincinnati, OH

St. Paul Lutheran Church, Franklin, OH

Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, West Alexandria, OH

Trinity Lutheran Church, Brookville, OH

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, West Milton, OH Hope Lutheran Church, Cincinnati, OH Hope Lutheran Church, Dayton, OH

Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ellerton, Miamisburg, OH

Lord of Life Lutheran Church, West Chester, OH

St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Enon, OH

Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, Cincinnati, OH

St. John Lutheran Church (Ingomar), West Alexandria, OH

Messiah Lutheran Church, Cincinnati, OH

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Vandalia, OH

North Riverdale Lutheran Church, Dayton, OH Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Beavercreek, OH Peace Lutheran Church, Hillsboro, OH

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Dayton, OH St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church, Huber Heights, OH

St. Paul Lutheran Church, Botkins, OH

Trinity Lutheran Church, Cincinnati (Mt. Healthy), OH Trinity Lutheran Church, Dayton, OH Trinity Lutheran Church, Lewisburg, OH Trinity Lutheran Church, Pitsburg, OH Triumphant Cross Lutheran Church, Trotwood, OH Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Dayton, OH Zion Lutheran Church, Tipp City, OH

St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Ithaca, OH 27

Serving the community Every day Graceworks Lutheran Services provides thousands of people with residential, community and personal services. Helping people of all faiths experience dignity and wholeness in their lives is the mission that has guided Graceworks in delivering a broad array of services to the community for 85 years. Graceworks Lutheran Services & Affiliates – Uncompensated Charity Care Year ended December 31, 2011

Bethany Village Program Subsidies Medicaid Provider Deficit Benevolent Care Benefits

$3,394,128 421,539

$3,815,667 Community Care Program Subsidies Consumer Credit Counseling Service Outreach Services

$311,924 207,002

$518,926 Graceworks Enhanced Living


Graceworks Housing Services


Total Uncompensated Charity Care


Graceworks provides services at more than 50 locations in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky.




OHIO Cincinnati

KENTUCKY Louisville 28

Our mission

In response to Jesus Christ, Graceworks Lutheran Services helps people experience dignity and wholeness in relationship with God, family and community.

Our values Faithfulness to Christ Wholeness of Life Equality and Justice Quality of Service Integrity Stewardship of Resources

Our vision

Graceworks Lutheran Services will be the community leader that inspires and supports a sense of home when people experience challenging or changing circumstances.

Nonprofit Org U.S. Postage PAID Dayton, OH Permit No. 388

6430 Inner Mission Way Dayton, OH 45459

Member of Lutheran Services in America Affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Recognized by The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod A United Way Agency Accredited by the Better Business Bureau of Dayton/Miami Valley Š 2012 Graceworks Lutheran Services 2011 Annual Report

Graceworks 2011 Annual Report  

Lutheran Social Services Graceworks annual report for 2011

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