Since 1969, Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry (LMM) has focused on serving people who are oppressed, forgotten and hurting including individuals who are homeless, unemployed and involved in the criminal justice system and individuals with behavioral health, guardianship and life-skill needs. LMM helps empower nearly 8,000 individuals every year to overcome barriers, obtain job skills, gain employment, locate stable housing, access counseling and support services, stay out of prison, secure second chances and become self-sufficient, productive members of our community.
In 2015, LMM served 7,971 individuals, engaged 3,714 volunteers and prepared 402,849 meals for people who are homeless. In addition, LMM assisted 3,893 homeless adults and youth receive shelter, 2,238 adults obtain medical benefits, 1,035 people in obtaining housing, 821 people access medical care and 437 obtain job placements. LMM also provided 599 hours of behavioral health counseling.
LMM offers a cadre of speakers who are experts in their respective fields. If you are interested in more than one topic, we would be happy to help arrange a series of speakers over a period of time. Please contact Jessica Starr, Interim Director of Communications, at
Topic: HomelessnessSpeakers: Michael Sering, Kelly Camlin
Topic: GuardianshipSpeakers: Maria Foschia and Jude Troha
Topic: Re-EntrySpeakers: Lisa Smith, Charles See, Bryan Mauk
Topic: Workforce Development Speakers: Bryan Mauk and Bevin Bowersmith
Topic: At-Risk YouthSpeakers: Rev. Mark Brauer
Topic: Behavioral Health (trauma-informed counseling, mental health and substance abuse services)Speaker: Lisa Smith
When requesting a speaker, please include the following information to
For more information please contact Jessica Starr, Director of Communications, at 216.658.8422 or
In order to better meet your needs, we ask for four weeks prior notification but will try to accommodate your request with two weeks notice. Although there is no charge for speakers, donations to the organization are welcome.