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A Push Towards Justice: Annie Holden

Few might agree with me that poetry has practical applications in life. I was very fortunate that Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry’s Men’s Shelter at 2100 Lakeside paired me up with poetry back in 2009, as that experience has helped me in my work life ever since. Let me...

A Summer with LMM: Emel Terzioglu (Pt. 3)

As my internship with LMM comes to a close, I would like to formally express my gratitude to all staff members that have worked with me over these past 10 weeks. An especially big thank you to my supervisors Margie Glick, Director of Advocacy and Marcella Brown, VP of...

A Push Towards Justice: David Blunt

In response to the murder of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer, there has been a national push to “defund the police”. Our staff partner, David Blunt, Operations Director at the Men’s Shelter at 2100 and Founder of Hurray for Black Men, provides his...

A Push Towards Justice: Rev. George Hrbek

To LMM Staff, Board, Volunteers, Supporting Partners, I am grateful for this opportunity to recall the history of LMM’s genesis and some perspective on LMM’s “Do justice, love mercy, walk humbly with God“ movement. I hope this sharing has relevance for the present...

Paying Tribute to Two American Heroes

LMM Pays Tribute to The Conscience of Congress & The Lieutenant of the Civic Rights Movement This week, the world lost two giants in the fight for equal rights. Congressman John Lewis and C.T.  Vivian dedicated their careers to fighting for civil rights and civic...

Andrew D. Genszler
President & CEO, Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry

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Andrew GenszlerAndrew D. Genszler has been the President and CEO of Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry since June of 2013. From 2007 to 2013 Genszler was the Director for Advocacy with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). This position included leadership of offices in Washington, D.C., at the United Nations, and in 19 state capitals, as well as a Corporate Social Responsibility office. Previously Genszler was the Associate Director for Public Policy for Lutheran Services in America (LSA), a national umbrella of social service organizations. In both positions, he led national campaigns to address hunger and housing policy and his portfolio included health, economic development, and budget issues. He built strong bi-partisan relationships with the Bush and Obama Administrations, federal officials and members of Congress.

A 1991 graduate of Wittenberg University in political science, Genszler has a Master of Divinity degree from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus and completed a thesis year at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg, PA. He earned a Master’s degree from the University of Oxford in 2004. Genszler was a student intern for Congressman David L. Hobson. Genszler is a chaplain in the United States Navy Reserve.

Genszler has also worked as a district underwriter for Nationwide Insurance in Canton and Columbus, and for the Cleveland Interfaith Hospitality Network (now Family Promise), an organization serving homeless families. He has served on the boards of the Alliance to End Hunger and the Coalition on Human Needs, national inter-sector responses to hunger and poverty and currently serves on the Advocacy Committee of the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, and the Board of Directors for Campus District, Inc. and Maximum Accessible Housing Ohio. He and his family live in Cleveland Heights.

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