Leadership

Pastor Don L. Wukotich

CEO, Lutheran Ministries of Mercy

Pastor Don is a native of Salem, Ohio and attended college and seminary in Ohio, graduating from Wittenberg University and Hamma School of Theology in Springfield. After serving as pastor at Grace Lutheran Church in Hartville, Ohio for five years, Pastor Don was awarded a Fellowship in Pastoral Care by the Fulling Foundation of Hartford Hospital, Connecticut. Following this experience, he returned to the Midwest, serving in Chaplaincy and Administrative positions with Lutheran Social Service organizations in Ohio and Michigan. Since May of 1986, Pastor Don has served as Executive Director at Luther Home of Mercy in Williston, Ohio.

Don provides executive leadership to Filling Homes while also serving as the CEO at Luther Home of Mercy in Williston, Ohio. Pastor Don and his wife, Dee, live in Woodville and have two children and five grandchildren.


Lucy Wayton 

VP of Program Services, Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio

Ms. Wayton has been employed with LSSNWO since 2001. She was responsible for supervision of the northern region clinicians and programs for the past four years. Lucy's current responsibilities include administration of all facets of the organization, including development, financial, Board relations, and programming in the 24-county service area.  She represents LSS as Vice-President of LSS as an affiliated agency of Lutheran Ministries of Mercy, under the leadership of Rev. Don Wukotich, CEO/President of LMM. Lucy is an active member of St Charles Catholic Church, Toledo.


Rev. Dr. Mark J. Hill

VP of Advancement & Development, Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio

Pastor Hill serves LSS with full-time administrative responsibilities in advancing the mission and ministry of LSS.  He is directly responsible for the planning, designing and implementation of comprehensive marketing and development strategies in support of agency wide services.  Pastor Mark has completed a Certificate in Fund Raising Management from the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. He is a member of the Ohio Regional Chapter of ALDE (Association of Lutheran Development Executives).

Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio

Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio (LSSNWO) is a Christian agency founded in 1911 by the Fremont Conference of the American Lutheran Church. LSSNWO is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and recognized by the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS). More than 200 Lutheran congregations in Northwestern Ohio are corporate members of LSSNWO. Lutheran Social Services also is a member of one of the nation’s largest service organization – Lutheran Services of America.