OUR PEOPLE

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At Graceworks, our people make the difference. Enjoy these articles about our staff, residents, and volunteers that help us fulfill our mission of Faithful Caring for people in challenging and changing circumstances.

Enhancing Lives Every Day: The Value of Activity-based Programs for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

Day programs, such as those offered by Graceworks Enhanced Living, provide a place for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to be active within their community and socialize with others, outside of a home environment. These coordinated programs give participants the independence and freedom to be themselves and pursue their interests, while at the same […]

Soaring to Success Becomes First Employee Resource Network® (ERN) In Southern Ohio; Graceworks Lutheran Services Is Proud Participant

Centerville, Ohio (June 5, 2019) – Graceworks Lutheran Services, a non-profit organization based in Centerville, Ohio is pleased to announce the creation of a new Employee Resource Network ® (ERN) and Success Coach. The ERN, which is a partnership of three local employers plus Graceworks, is the first of its kind in southwest Ohio. Called […]

Bridging Generational Divides Through Technology

In our ever-changing digital world, it can be difficult to keep up with the latest technological trends. But it can be especially frustrating for older adults, who may be learning technology for the first time. While today’s teens grew up surrounded by smartphones, wireless internet, and social networking sites, the digital world is a relatively […]

Graceworks Names New Human Resources Vice President

Centerville, Ohio (May 28, 2019) – Graceworks Lutheran Services is pleased to announce Dawn Barhorst as its new Vice President of Human Resources. Barhorst will be in charge of recruiting, benefits, training and volunteer programs. As Vice President of Human Resources, Barhorst will lead a human resources and talent team that is refocusing on employee […]

Update: Bethany Village Employee Runs Boston Marathon

This is an update to a post from April 8, 2019. Christopher Kuntz is a Bethany Village resident care technician (RCT). When he is not at work, he likes to run. A lot. Chris recently ran and completed the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2019. He completed the race with a very respectable time of […]

Graceworks Housing Services: Messiah Community Service Coordinator Receives 2019 LifeCare Alliance Award

Lisa Ebert, Service Coordinator of Messiah Community, located in Urbana, Ohio, was recently awarded the Champaign County Dining Center Spirit Award from community partner LifeCare Alliance. Messiah Community hosts a congregate lunch site every Tuesday. This lunch offers the residents a choice of a hot or cold meal each week, with juice or milk and […]

Bethany Village Employee To Run 2019 Boston Marathon

For distance runners, there is no race more important than the Boston Marathon. Known simply as “Boston,” the race is the oldest annual marathon in the world. The event is always held the third Monday of April. For many non-elite runners, qualifying for Boston is a life-changing, bucket list item. Many train for years before […]

Leadership With Integrity

On March 3, 2019, Judy A. Budi officially became the eighth CEO of Graceworks Lutheran Services. After 20+ years with the organization in a wide range of capacities, Judy is well able to lead us forward as the future of healthcare and the workforce continues to evolve. Since 1926, the Graceworks vision of faithful caring […]