In the Southeastern Synod, both preparing for and responding to disasters here in our synod and around the world is a significant part of our shared ministry. This work is directed by the Disaster Ministry Committee. Assistant to the Bishop Pr. Jill Henning serves as staff support to the committee and provides for coordination of volunteer and programmatic activities.
We partner with both Lutheran Disaster Response (LDR) and Inspiritus and the congregations across the synod to leverage our reach and to maximize the impact we can make in both disaster preparedness and response.
Gatlinburg, TN after fire destroyed area communities in 2016.
The links below provide descriptions of current disaster response work around the synod and beyond, with information on how to get involved. Congregations are encouraged to form work teams and schedule trips to participate in ongoing recovery work.
Join us on Facebook
Volunteers Active in Disaster (VOAD) Organizations
Emergency Management Agencies
LDR Resources - preparedness planning, bulletin inserts, worship planning and other resources
Contact Mr. John Boettner, Chair, Disaster Ministry Committee
Assistant to the Bishop Pr. Jill Henning is the acting Southeastern Synod Disaster Ministry Volunteer and Program Coordinator.