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Christians Respond To Women & Children In Need

Life Advocacy

Posted on May 28, 2024
by Mollie Clark

In today’s culture, the answer offered in response to some of life’s most challenging situations may be death. For over 120 years, Lutheran Family Service is focused on sharing God’s truth for life with Jesus as the cornerstone of the ministry.

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Meet Amy Hull

Lutheran Family Service News

Posted on March 20, 2024
by Amy Hull, LISW

Amy brings over 20 years of counseling experience to the team providing individual, couple, and family therapy. She specializes in helping people with anxiety, depression, anger, stress, grief, relationship issues, bipolar and mood disorders, life transitions, and couples experiencing marital issues.

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The Year In Review: Our Most Popular Articles Of 2023

Lutheran Family Service News

Posted on January 4, 2024

As we close the door on another great year of God’s blessings here at Lutheran Family Service, we thought it would be fun to look back at some of our top blog articles from 2023. These are articles you clicked on, liked, and shared the most during the past 12 months, all of which were written by Lutheran Family Service team members. Did your favorites articles make the cut?

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Lutheran Adoption Conference To Unite Leaders; Impact National Adoption Crisis

Lutheran Family Service News

Posted on December 5, 2023

Lutheran leaders across the nation are urgently called to attend the Lutheran Adoption Conference, April 10-11, 2024 in Houston, Texas. At this conference, Lutheran pro-life leaders, policy makers, adoption experts, and life advocates will collaborate and explore ways to impact the national adoption crisis through the increasing of biblically-based Christian adoptions.

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Meet Cathy VandeBraak

Lutheran Family Service News

Posted on October 18, 2023
by Cathy VandeBraak, MA

Meet Cathy VandeBraak, an adoption and pregnancy case worker serving families within three hours of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. We recently sat down to talk about her role with Lutheran Family Service, how mission and ministry are often carried out in the mundane parts of life, and the basics of what adoptive families and birth moms can expect when connected with LFS.

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Iowa’s First Safe Haven Baby Box Opens in Fort Dodge

Lutheran Family Service News

Posted on October 12, 2023

The first in Iowa “Safe Haven Baby Box” was opened today, October 12, 2023, in Fort Dodge, Iowa! Members of your Lutheran Family Service team were there, including Emily Rasch, pregnancy counseling/adoption worker for Lutheran Family Service’s Many Hearts Unplanned Pregnancy Support.

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Meet Rev. Dave Gunderson

Lutheran Family Service News

Posted on September 19, 2023
by Rev. Dave Gunderson, tLMFT

Meet Rev. Dave Gunderson, tLMFT, a marriage and family therapist serving clients throughout the state of South Dakota via telehealth. As a retired parish pastor and military chaplain, Dave specializes in working with church professionals and has a passion for overall worker wellness.

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Meet Lindy Hinckley

Lutheran Family Service News

Posted on September 1, 2023
by Lindy Hinckley, tLMFT

Meet Lindy Hinckley, tLMFT, a marriage and family therapist serving clients in Deadwood, South Dakota, as well as the surrounding area including Sturgis and Rapid City, and throughout the state via telehealth. With a passion for fostering community and connection as an antidote to isolation, Lindy brings understanding and experience as a pastor’s wife and parent of a child with special needs.

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Meet Virginia Strubbe

Lutheran Family Service News

Posted on August 22, 2023
by Virginia Strubbe, MSW, CSW-PIP

Meet Virginia Strubbe, MSW, CSW-PIP, a mental health therapist with a background in social work and working with those living with chronic and terminal illnesses. We recently sat down with her to talk about her role with Lutheran Family Service, recognizing the courage it takes to pursue mental health counseling, and the joy of walking […]

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Meet Dr. Mark Vande Braak

Lutheran Family Service News

Posted on August 14, 2023
by Mark Vande Braak, Ph.D, FT, MT-BC

Dr. Mark Vande Braak comes to Lutheran Family Service with decades of experience walking alongside those experiencing trauma, loss, and grief. Read on to learn more about his professional roles, the personal connection that brought him to LFS, and even how he takes his coffee.

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