Rev. Chris Singer, President & CEO of Lutheran Church Charities is pleased to announce the addition of two leadership staff as we continue to reach and serve individuals, families, congregations, and ministries across the United States and Internationally.
On July 1, George Acosta joined LCC as Chief Operating Officer, bringing his professional, ministry, and volunteer leadership to the team. George has over thirty-five years of experience in ligation, most recently as principal with Acosta & Associates.
Major achievements include serving on the Board of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of DuPage County, being a Founding member of the Cuban Lutheran Fellowship, Executive Director of Lord of Life Lutheran Church, serving on the steering committee of Urban Youth Ministries of Wayside Cross Mission, and establishing the non-profit status of Mary’s Kids supporting inner-city youth in Chicago.
Fluent in Spanish, he also served briefly as the Hispanic Ministries Liaison in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod Northern Illinois District office, assisting Hispanic pastors and congregations with legal and business advice as needed.
George has a true passion for serving the Lord through ministry and mission organizations. He will create and maintain LCC’s internal policies and procedures as well as oversee the operational departments of Communications & Media Relations, Digital Marketing, Media Production & IT, Facilities, Human Resources, and Administration at LCC.
George currently resides in St. Charles, Illinois, with his wife of thirty-three years. Together they have six grown children, including a son currently serving as an officer in the U.S. Army.
In early August, Denise Snider will join LCC as Director of Human Care. For the past several years, Denise has assisted individuals facing life challenges of housing, funding, training, and other human care needs.
She has more than fifteen years of experience recruiting, training, and coordinating volunteer teams within church and non-profit community organizations. She has successfully planned and implemented fundraising events, established strong donor relations, and raised grant funding for human care initiatives. Denise also has eight years of leadership experience in children’s and youth ministry, recruiting and equipping lay leaders, event planning, and organizing mission trips and service projects.
Denise will continue to form and maintain strong partnerships with church affiliates and other community organizations to serve the needs of hurting individuals seeking help. Denise and her family are relocating to Illinois from Texas.
“Both George and Denise have huge hearts for ministry,” shares Rev. Singer. “I am so excited to see what God has in store for LCC as we continue to move forward in His service.”
Lutheran Church Charities' mission is stronger than ever. We appreciate your continued prayers and support as we share the mercy, compassion, presence and proclamation of Jesus Christ to those suffering and in need.