A Note from the New President and CEO!

 Connie Phillips

Connie Phillips

As I start my first days here at Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest, I want to reach out and tell you just how excited I am to be joining this important work, reaching those that are vulnerable and in need. It is truly an honor to come beside the volunteers and staff members who make a difference each day for people in our communities.

Beginning a new job, especially one with an organization of this size and depth, is daunting to say the least. It is my intent to spend my first few weeks getting to know the history, culture, programs and heart of the organization. I will be setting up a "tour" through all of the programs, so that I can experience our work firsthand. I also will be reviewing our contracts and agreements, getting to know our Board of Directors, and learning about and meeting the individuals and congregations that partner with our work through their gifts of time and financial support. I welcome your input and advice and look forward to getting to know you, as we work together to bring the light of love to those we serve. You can reach me at cphillips@lss-sw.org.

The Board of Directors will host a Commissioning for me on Sunday, April 12 at 3:30 pm at Mountain View Lutheran Church, 11002 South 48th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85044 with a reception to follow. For information or to RSVP by Thursday, April 2, call our office at 480-396-3795 or e-mail airwin@lss-sw.org.