2018 Call for Nominations — Deadline May 31, 2017

We are currently accepting nominations for our Board of Directors and Committees. Please see the 2018 Call for Nominations for more information. To nominate an individual, download the 2018 Board of Directors and Committee Nomination Information Form

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service's board of directors sets the organization's mission goals and ensures that we have the resources, leadership and oversight necessary to carry them out. Our president and leadership team guides the day-to-day operations of the organization as we work toward achieving our mission goals with integrity, courage and fiscal responsibility.

Board Members
The board is composed of 15 members who have knowledge of and commitment to refugees and immigrants. LIRS believes strength is found in diversity and that refugees and immigrants need a voice at the table of influence. All branches of the Lutheran Church as well as other denominations are represented on the board. There are also three former refugees or first generation immigrants on the board. The LIRS president is an ex-officio member of the board.

Executive Committee

At-Large Members

Leadership Team Members

PresidentLinda Hartke
Contact: president@lirs.org or call 410-230-2785

Chief Operating OfficerGary Gold-Moritz
Vice President for ProgramsKay Bellor
Chief Financial Officer — Steven Biedermann
Vice President for Development, Outreach and CommunicationsStaci Coomer
Chief Information OfficerWilliam Bisbee
Chief Human Resources Officer — Cecilia Hoyer


To contact a member of the Leadership Team, email lirs@lirs.org or call 410-230-2700.