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.

2019 Torchbearer Celebration – Enhanced Living

Thank you to all our Enhanced Living Torchbearers. You demonstrate Faithful Caring through gentle teaching every day!

2019 Graceworks Lutheran Services Torchbearer Luncheon

The Torchbearer award recognizes employees with five to nine consecutive years of service with Graceworks Lutheran Services. We are thankful for our employees and their commitment to Faithful Caring.

Photo Gallery: Leadership Transition Service

On Sunday, March 3, 2019, Graceworks held a Leadership Transition Service to welcome Judy A. Budi to her role as President & Chief Executive Officer. Willis O. Serr II officially retired from his post as President & Chief Executive Officer. Click to learn more about Bill, Judy and the transition.

Faithful Leadership

On Sunday, March 3, Graceworks formally thanked Willis O. Serr II for his longtime service to the organization. Bill faithfully served Graceworks for over 30 years, with many of those in the role of President and CEO. Bill has earned a happy retirement filled with Ohio State Football games and travel with his wife and […]

Graceworks Lutheran Services Announces Judy A. Budi As New President & CEO

Centerville, Ohio (January 15, 2019) – Graceworks Lutheran Services, a large nonprofit organization based in Centerville, Ohio is pleased to announce Judy A. Budi will be its new President & Chief Executive Officer effective March 2, 2019. Budi replaces current CEO Willis O. Serr II who will retire after 30 years of service on March […]

LeAnnea Taylor Wins Customer Service Award

Each year Graceworks Housing Services selects an employee that illustrates outstanding customer service from across 18 communities in the tristate region. The award is given to the person that exemplifies our mission, our customer service philosophy, and our Faithful Caring tenants while acting as an inspiration to others. The award is announced and presented at […]

Graceworks Lutheran Services CEO to Retire Following 30+ Years of Service

Dayton, OH — September 5, 2018 — In a message to employees, Willis O. Serr II announced that he will retire as President and Chief Executive Officer of Graceworks Lutheran Services on March 1, 2019. Serr has dedicated over 30 years of his professional career to the non-profit, faith-based, social services organization. Twenty-three of those […]

Graceworks Enhanced Living Resident Celebrates His 70th Birthday!

Graceworks Enhanced Living resident Greg hit a major milestone on March 11 – he turned 70!  Some of the staff from Enhanced Living surprised Greg with lunch, cake and gifts for his special day. Greg is a huge Cincinnati Reds and Bengals fan and enjoys watching them on TV.  Greg used to like to attend […]