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.

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 […]

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.