Lutheran Braille Workers Board of Directors Selects Daniel Jenkins as President

12/29/2022

Yucaipa, CA (December 29, 2022) – The Board of Directors of Lutheran Braille Workers (LBW) is excited to announce the appointment of Daniel Jenkins as President effective January 1, 2023. Daniel is an advancement and strategic ministry-focused leader with over 20 years of management experience in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Daniel came to Lutheran Braille Workers in 2018 as the Vice President Ministry Advancement and has served as interim President since April 2022.

“Daniel impressed the board with the results he has produced over the past five years at LBW, as well as his knowledge, skills, and enthusiastic passion for this ministry,” Patti Ross, Chairman of the Board, said. “He has made a tremendous impact this year alone, and we have no doubt he will continue this excitement and momentum as our new President.”

Having graduated from Concordia University Irvine in 2006 with a degree in History & Political Thought from the professional churchwork and education programs, Daniel then effectively served in management and leadership functions through multiple industries before entering the Christian non-profit world at Concordia College Alabama in 2012. While in Selma, Alabama, one of Daniel’s key successes was overseeing the successful $20 million comprehensive campaign for the college before leaving to Lutheran Hour Ministries in 2015. Additionally, he is well-versed in development, budget management, strategic planning, and advancement concepts to encourage employee, volunteer, and donor engagement essential to the overall mission of LBW. He is a Certified Development Executive with the LCMS Foundation, a member of several professional development organizations, and a member of the alumni board of directors at Concordia University Irvine.

“I am honored and blessed to lead Lutheran Braille Workers,” Jenkins states. “LBW is made up of a group of passionate, intelligent, and driven men and women who care deeply about the special population of people we serve every day. They are the ones who dedicate their lives to put the Word of God into the hands of people around the world who are Blind or Visually Impaired. As President, I strive to honor and work alongside this incredible team of staff, supporters, and partners to achieve even greater success in fulfilling Christ’s Great Commission to make disciples of all nations. I want people to know I love sharing this ministry with everybody and we will not stop until the Scriptures

are freely available to the 253 million people worldwide who are Blind or Visually Impaired! I look forward to carrying on the legacy of spirit, faithfulness, and innovation first established by founder Helene Loewe Koehler in 1943 and continued by so many leaders since.”

Patti Ross confirmed, “We are thrilled to have Daniel in the President position. He is a proven leader with the passion and vision to expand on the success LBW has established over the past 80 years and will take us into our next phase of growth and innovation to meet the needs of the people we serve. Please join the Board in welcoming Daniel into this new position as we support him with our prayers, encouragement, and collaboration!”

About Lutheran Braille Workers

Lutheran Braille Workers is a 501(c)3 Christian nonprofit organization which serves people who are Blind or Visually Impaired by producing and distributing, free of charge, Bibles and other Christian materials in Braille, Specialized Large Print, and Audio formats. Our vision is for “All people in the world who are Blind or Visually Impaired to have free access to the message of salvation through Jesus Christ.” In our 80-year history, LBW has been blessed with tens of thousands of nationwide volunteers, generous donors, and partnerships which enable us to carry out this important ministry.

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