Michael Huray Named Chief Financial Officer

Friday, September 20, 2019

Michael Huray has been named Chief Financial Officer for St. Paul-based Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, among the largest human service organizations in Minnesota. Effective October 1, he will be responsible for Finance, Accounting, Information Technology and Property Management.  

Huray began his career with Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota 17 years ago as a Finance Manager in Duluth and has most recently served as Senior Director of Finance. For the past four years, he also concurrently served as the Chief Financial Officer for Children’s Home Society of Minnesota, a partner organization in adoption, and will retain this position. Early in his career, Huray held multiple roles with United Healthcare.

“I’m honored to have the opportunity to serve as CFO for Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota,” Huray said. “Our organization is strong and healthy, and I’m committed to continue our strong track record of service in Minnesota and beyond. On a personal note, I’ve always felt so fortunate to work for an organization whose mission aligns with my Christian values and witness the passion for service I see daily among our employees and volunteers.” 

“Mike brings to his new responsibilities a strong commitment to the LSS mission, a thoughtful leadership style, and a wonderful financial acumen,” said Patrick Thueson, Interim CEO for Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota. “He leads a high-performing team that has played a major role in the growth and success of LSS. I hear frequently from Line of Service leaders and from Children’s Home board members that they view Mike and his team as trusted partners in delivering effective and sustainable services.”

Huray received his bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Minnesota in Duluth. He received the Breakthrough and Velocity Award from Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota in 2015 for his work around organizational effectiveness. He also participated in the Augsburg College Leadership Academy in 2015 and completed the MDA Executive Leadership Course in 2018.

Huray lives in Lakeville and is active in his community, coaching youth sports and volunteering at his church. He enjoys running and fitness, camping, fishing, and making trips up north to visit his hometown of Superior, WI.

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota began in 1865 when a Lutheran pastor and his congregation opened an orphanage for children near Red Wing in southeastern Minnesota. Today, with 2,300 employees and 8,000 volunteers, Lutheran Social Service helps one in 65 Minnesotans through services that inspire hope, change lives and build community. Statewide, the organization seeks to foster safe and supportive homes for children, restore health and wellness in families, empower people with disabilities to live the lives they imagine, and promote health, independence and quality of life for older adults. For comprehensive information about the work of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, visit