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.

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 […]

Graceworks Housing Services: St. James Community Resident Volunteers at Local School

Ed Murphy, resident of St. James Community in Scottsburg, Indiana, is a member of Elevation Church. Recently, the church was asked to volunteer at the local elementary school as they were hosting a Donuts with Dad program. Some of the teachers and staff at the school knew there were going to be children without a […]

Volunteers, Enhanced Living Residents Work Together

In early September, volunteers from Good Shepherd Lutheran Church helped residents of both Gideon and Glenover homes,  Graceworks Enhanced Living properties. This is the second year the church volunteers have shared their time with residents. Enhanced Living provides safe and caring homes for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in several locations between Dayton and […]

Graceworks Enhanced Living Employee Celebrates 30 Years of Faithful Caring

On August 21, Tracy Reed celebrated three decades at Graceworks Enhanced Living. She was congratulated by her fellow colleagues at the quarterly all-staff meeting last month. Tracy is just one of the many talented caregivers and we thank her for her years of faithful caring. Graceworks Enhanced Living provides residential living, support and daily care […]