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 Housing resident prepares for Honor Flight

“Whatever needs done, I do it,” says Vance Pribble, a resident of St. Mark’s in Milford, Ohio, a Graceworks Housing Services community. Vance spends his days helping other residents that call St. Mark’s home. He drives them to appointments, fetches groceries and weeds flower beds. He even helped the community’s maintenance man keep up on […]

Redeemer Community Celebrates Volunteers

On April 17, Redeemer Community held a volunteer appreciation luncheon for 25 of their volunteers who are also residents of the community. Jenny Warner of East Dayton Senior Collaborative was a guest speaker that gave a motivating speech highlighting various types of volunteers: purposeful, seasonal, and accidental. One resident volunteer is a purposeful volunteer who […]

Bethany Village to Welcome Area Social Workers for Workshops

Centerville, Ohio (April 8, 2015) – Bethany Village, a continuing care retirement community, will host the 2015 Summer Series Workshops for social workers and counselors. The workshops are sponsored in part by Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley, Family Service Association, Inc., Graceworks Lutheran Services and Jewish Family Services of Greater Dayton. Bethany Village […]

Dave Jackson Earns Housing Customer Service Award Given During Christmas Party

Each year Graceworks Housing Services selects an employee that illustrates outstanding customer service from across 18 communities in the tri-state region.  The award is given to the person or team 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 […]

Pastor Celebrates 50 Years

On August 23, Pastor Larry Hoffsis will celebrate 50 years of ordained ministry. Hoffsis currently serves as Mission Integration Consultant at Graceworks Lutheran Services, a position he’s held since 2002. Pastor Hoffsis attended Capital University in Columbus, graduating in 1959. His education continued at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, finishing in 1963. He traveled abroad, […]

Marketing Director Graduates Leadership Dayton

Jackie D’Aurora, Senior Director of Marketing and Public Relations for Graceworks Lutheran Services, graduated from Leadership Dayton, on June 11, 2014. Jackie participated in the program for the past 10 months along with 49 other leaders from a wide variety of other organizations throughout the greater Dayton area. The 2014 graduating class worked on an […]

Centerville students recognized as Bethany volunteers

Centerville High School students in the Integrated Transition Options Program (ITOP) were thanked for their volunteer service during an appreciation lunch on May 9 at Bethany Village. Graceworks  President and CEO Bill Serr, along with Centerville City Schools superintendent Dr. Tom Henderson, also attended the event. ITOP has been partnering with Bethany Village Volunteer Services […]

Graceworks at Home honors their compassionate nurses

Today Graceworks at Home celebrated the dedication and hard work of their homecare nurses through camaraderie and a delicious breakfast. They enjoyed waffles with a wide selection of fruit and nuts for toppings. Bonnie Smith, Graceworks at Home Administrator states “Homecare, and the nurses that work in homecare are uniquely special. As a nurse you […]