Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest (LSS-SW) Board of Directors is delighted to announce that Rev. Robert E. Duea will serve as interim President and CEO beginning August 1. Charles Monroe retired June 30. Duea will office out of the Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest administrative offices that relocated from Tucson to 10201 S. 51st Street, Suite 180,Phoenix on July 1. For a biographical summary, click here to download a PDF.
For 27 years Duea led Lutheran Family Services of Oregon and Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. Prior to working with Lutheran agencies he served as pastor of a congregation in Bethesda, Maryland. During his tenure he will focus on defining leadership needs and strengthening Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest faith based partnerships. He and his wife, Marilyn, are members at Lord of Life, Sun City West.
Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest, a pan-Lutheran organization, was started in 1970 out of the response to care for the most vulnerable by showing kindness doing justice and serving those in need. Today Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest continues to partner with individuals, congregations and agencies to offer services and resources in 10 Arizona counties that inspire hope and create a stronger, healthier community. To learn more about Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest ministries call 480-396-3795 or visit lss-sw.org.