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Diakon (from the Greek diaconia, meaning “one who serves”) was founded in January 2000 by the affiliation and later merger of Lutheran Services Northeast and Tressler Lutheran Services.

As a result of corporate restructuring and reorganizations in 2007 and 2014, the organization now consists of Diakon and subsidiaries Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries; Diakon Child, Family & Community Ministries; the Diakon Lutheran Fund; Diakon Lutheran Senior Living-Maryland, LLC; Diakon Medical Group LLC; and several non-controlled HUD entities. The president/CEO serves as the chief executive officer of Diakon, DLSM, DCFCM, DLF, DLSL-Md., and DMG. The parent entity, Diakon, has specific approval rights involving its subsidiaries and is charged with overall strategic vision. The key programmatic subsidiaries are:

  • Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries, a Pennsylvania non-profit corporation, provides senior living services through nearly a dozen senior living communities.
  • Diakon Child, Family & Community Ministries, a Pennsylvania non-profit corporation, provides a comprehensive range of social services for children, families, and adult individuals.
  • Diakon Lutheran Fund, a Pennsylvania non-profit corporation, oversees investments and advanced fund-raising activities, income from which supports services and programs provided by Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries and Diakon Child, Family & Community Ministries.
  • Diakon Lutheran Senior Living-Maryland LLC, a Maryland limited liability corporation, was created in the 2000s to provide specific programs such as Diakon Senior Living – Hagerstown related to state regulations.

Diakon

  • Lawrence Delp, Chair, Bank Executive, Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod
  • Emried D. Cole, Jr., Esq., Vice-Chair, Seminary Official, Delaware-Maryland Synod
  • The Rev. Dr. A. Donald Main, Secretary/Treasurer, Bishop Emeritus, Upper Susquehanna Synod
  • Ms. Susan T. Schellenberg, Retired Court Administrator, Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod
  • The Rev. Joseph E. Skillman, Jr., Pastor, Delaware-Maryland Synod

Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries

  • Maurice H. Bobst, Jr., Real Estate & Investment Manager, Lower Susquehanna Synod
  • Ms. Barbara Feege, Chair, Hospital Director of Finance, Delaware-Maryland Synod
  • Jennifer Goldstein, M.D., Medical Administration Director, Lower Susquehanna Synod
  • The Rev. Chad Hebrink, Treasurer, Pastor, Upper Susquehanna Synod
  • The Rev. Dr. A. Donald Main, Vice-Chair, Bishop Emeritus, Upper Susquehanna Synod
  • Barry W. Parks, D.Ed., Secretary, NHA, Licensed Psychologist, Lower Susquehanna Synod
  • Jennifer Schlegel, Ph.D., College Professor, Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod
  • Ms. Susan T. Schellenberg, Retired Court Administrator, Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod
  • Bishop Samuel Zeiser, Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod

Diakon Child, Family & Community Ministries

  • Jonathan Andrews Esq., Attorney, Lower Susquehanna Synod
  • Diane Batchik, IT and IT-Security Consultant, Delaware-Maryland Synod
  • Maurice H. Bobst, Jr., Treasurer, Real Estate & Investment Manager, Lower Susquehanna Synod
  • Ronald P. Dreese, Financial Advisor, Upper Susquehanna Synod
  • Emried D. Cole, Jr., Esq., Chair, Seminary Official, Delaware-Maryland Synod
  • Katrina Klettke-Straker, Vice-Chair, Nonprofit Chief Development Officer, Delaware-Maryland Synod
  • Kenneth G. Mertz II, CFA, Financial Advisor, Lower Susquehanna Synod
  • Greg Rhodes, Construction Company President, Lower Susquehanna Synod
  • Laurie Saltzgiver, Esq., Attorney, Lower Susquehanna Synod
  • The Rev. Joseph E. Skillman, Jr., Pastor, Delaware-Maryland Synod
  • Rebecca Young, Secretary, Attorney, Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod 

Diakon Lutheran Fund

  • Richard Barger, CPA, Retired Chief Financial Officer, Lower Susquehanna Synod
  • Maurice H. Bobst, Jr., Chair, Real Estate & Investment Manager, Lower Susquehanna Synod
  • Jeff Boland, CPA, Senior Living Services Consultant and Consultancy Department Head, Lower Susquehanna Synod
  • Barbara Brobst, Vice-Chair, Bank Executive, Lower Susquehanna Synod
  • Christopher Markley, Insurance Communications, Lower Susquehanna Synod
  • John Rhodes, Treasurer, Property Management Company President, Lower Susquehanna Synod
  • Todd Spahr, Secretary, Financial Advisor, Lower Susquehanna Synod
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Diakon does not discriminate in admissions, the provision of services, or referrals of clients on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex,
national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other classes protected by law.