July 2024 News

Jul 1

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota is proud to be named one of the Top 200 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune. 

“Our team members make a difference in the lives of the people we serve each day,” said Miata Getaweh, vice president of Human Resources. “They do important work with great care and dedication, bringing our mission to life in so many ways. That’s what makes LSS a great place to work and a Top Workplace.” 

June 2024 News

Jun 14

 Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSS) has recognized six Minnesota congregations with the 2024 Servant of Christ Award. The Servant of Christ Award honors congregations that are leaders in social ministry outreach or have contributed to addressing special needs in their community in extraordinary ways. The award is extended to one or more congregations in each of the six Minnesota synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.  

Jun 5

Denise Rude hears people say they could never be a foster parent because they’d get too attached. To her, getting attached for however long a child needs a safe home is what foster parenting is all about. Attachment gives children the stability and care they need. “Every child coming into our home very much is a part of our large extended family,” said Denise, who provides foster care with husband, Ian, in Madison Lake. The Rudes have been fostering through Lutheran Social Service for about 2½ years.

Jun 4

Hugo resident Zoua Vue has been a foster parent for a little over three years. During that time, she has fostered five children ages 5 to 14. She is currently fostering to adopt three siblings, ages 7, 9 and 10.  She says her 16 years of teaching for St. Paul Public Schools inspired her to become a foster parent. “I’ve had quite a few students that were in foster care. That really inspired me to take some action and be a part of it,” she said.

May 2024 News

May 31

Foster Care parents are needed in our communities every day. Candy Picka, Lutheran Social Service of MN’s statewide program manager for Therapeutic Foster Care joined Lisa Kaye at KTOE Mankato Radio for a great discussion on foster care. Ian and Denise Rude, LSS foster parents, shared their journey as well. Check it out!