About Us

Since 1969, Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry has answered Micah's call to do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with God by serving others in the cause of justice. LMM was established in response to the urban unrest of the 1960's, specifically the upheaval in Hough. Today, LMM serves and advocates with people currently and previously involved in the criminal justice system, youth at-risk, people with disabilities, people dealing with long term care needs and people who are homeless.

Legal Structure

  • Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry is a 501c(3) non-profit organization headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.


LMM has achieved national accreditation through the New York-based Council on Accreditation (COA). Organizations pursue accreditation to demonstrate the implementation of best practice standards in the field of human services. COA evaluated all aspects of LMM’s programs, services, management, and administration.

COA accreditation is an objective, independent, and reliable validation of an agency’s performance. The COA accreditation process involves a detailed review and analysis of an organization’s administration, management, and service delivery functions against international standards of best practice. The standards driving accreditation ensure that services are well-coordinated, culturally competent, evidence-based, outcomes-oriented, and provided by a skilled and supported workforce. COA accreditation demonstrates accountability in the management of resources, sets standardized best practice thresholds for service and administration, and increases organizational capacity and accountability by creating a framework for ongoing quality improvement. COA’s volunteer-based Accreditation Commission voted that LMM had successfully met the criteria for accreditation.

Church Affiliations

  • LMM is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and recognized by the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (LCMS).  LMM’s corporate members are the Northeastern Ohio Synod of the ELCA, and the Ohio District LCMS.

Financial Information Requests

  • McGladrey & Pullen LLP completed our 2010 financial and A-133 federal audits. A financial summary is available through GUIDESTAR.
  • For a copy of the most recent audit, annual report, tax exempt letter or other information, contact Robert P. Kirschner, VP, Development & Communications at 216.658.7208.
  • To request a copy of Form 990 from one of LMM's incorporated organizations, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Chief Financial Officer, at 216.658.4638.

Media Requests

  • Media representatives please visit our media center and for more information contact Jessica Starr, Director of Communications at 216.658.4721

  • LMM is committed to ensuring that equal employment opportunity is a fundamental principle at the agency. Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry is an Equal Opportunity Employer and affirmatively recruits, hires, and promotes qualified minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans.
  • “This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities.”
  • "This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified protected veterans, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans.”


  • LMM does not share or sell the names and addresses of its donors. Donors who do not want their name to appear in any printed material, such as the annual report or "Seeds of Change" newsletter, can select the privacy option on their donation envelope.

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