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LMM Resources for Racial Equity and Inclusion

Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry has worked together to compile a list of resources for education around racial equity and inclusion. The fight for change is a long journey, but these 12 resources are a great start to begin or to continue educating yourself. We...

A Summer with LMM: Emel Terzioglu

Hello everyone, My name is Emel Terzioglu from Rochester, NY and I will be working as an intern this summer for LMM in both the Advocacy and Development and Communications departments. I will be a junior at John Carroll University this fall, pursuing a major in...

A Summer with LMM: Charles Stehlik

Hello! My name is Charles Stehlik, and I’m one of LMM’s interns from John Carroll for the summer. I have been asked to begin blogging with a brief introduction, as well as a discussion about my decision to come aboard with the team for the season. I served in the Navy...

LMM Responds to the Death of George Floyd

 As our community prepares to protest the unimaginable death of George Floyd, LMM stands with our neighbors in expressing our pain and frustration. The following statement is released on behalf of our board, staff, and the people with whom we serve. View the statement...

From Crisis to Compassion: Core Services’ View from the Frontlines

If I had to use one word to describe Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry (LMM) throughout the last couple of months, it would be “resilient.” Like many other organizations, we had big plans and lofty goals for this year, but we had to switch up our gameplan. Plans of...

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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