2019 Graceworks Lutheran Services
Annual Report

“For as in one body we have many members
and not all the members have the same function
so we, who are many, are one body in Christ
and individually we are members one of another.”
Romans 12: 4-5

For the senior and disabled clients that Graceworks serves every day, nothing is more impactful than having a sense of community. Our clients thrive when given the opportunity to belong and be loved. Our mission itself is built upon the cornerstones of dignity and wholeness of life, and we believe that life can only be dignified and whole when we are all working together. At Graceworks Lutheran Services, we are doing more than caring for our clients who are facing changing and challenging circumstances. We are building community.

Programs Spotlight

Enhanced LIving three people
Enhanced LIving three people

Love Has No Limitations

Enhancing Lives with Enhanced Living Clients

The Graceworks Enhanced Living Dayton Day Program provides its clients countless opportunities to explore and enjoy their community. In the last year alone, they’ve boarded buses for ballgames and fishing trips. They’ve experienced the thrills of zip lining and laser tag. They sampled foods they had never tasted before. And they watched in wonder at theatres and museums. Perhaps their greatest satisfaction came when they volunteered in their community to lend a collective helping hand to others.


Perfect Harmony

Housing Services Residents Pay It Forward

The residents of Graceworks Trinity Community in Union City keep an active social calendar. From movie nights and Bible Study to arts and crafts, card games and gardening, there is no shortage of options to pass the time. But when a neighboring nursing and rehabilitation center made them an offer this summer, they ended up with something that packed a much bigger punch than a game of bingo: A rock concert for charity in their own back yard!


Two ITOP student volunteers
Two ITOP student volunteers

Nice Work!

Students Find Opportunity at Bethany Village

The Integrated Transition Options Program (ITOP) at Centerville High School provides students with disabilities the opportunity to gain hands-on real world, real job experience.  It’s a special combination of career technical education and special education to support students with special needs that may need additional help to gain access to the workplace. And for Katie and Adam, it was their gateway to their first job at the welcoming community of Bethany Village.


2019 Financials

The financial information below is for the 12 months ending December 31, 2019. This financial information is based on unaudited financial data compiled by the staff of Graceworks Lutheran Services. An independent accounting firm will complete an audit and prepare detailed financial statements and an independent auditor’s report for the Board of Directors. Copies of the audited financial statements will be available upon request after May 31, 2020. Financial data relating to Graceworks Lutheran Services has been combined with data of several affiliates including Graceworks Enhanced Living, Graceworks Housing Services entities, Graceworks at Home, and Bethany Commons at Yankee Trace. Click here to see our Form 990.
All numbers are shown in thousands.


Revenue $73,362

Resident Fees
Government Revenues
Service Fees

Expense $79,560

General Operating
Administrative Support

Other Income/(Loss) $5,802

Bequests and Contributions1
Investment Income
United Way
Gain on Sale of Assets

Balance Sheet

Net Assets
  1. Includes temporarily restricted gifts of $48 for the Benevolent Care Fund.
  2. Short-term and long-term indebtedness totals $18,488 and is secured by specific Graceworks Housing Services facilities. This is not a direct obligation and cannot be charged against other assets of Graceworks Lutheran Services.

Uncompensated Charity Care

Every day Graceworks Lutheran Services lives its vision by supporting people who are experiencing challenging or changing circumstances. Helping individuals of all faiths experience dignity and wholeness has been our driving force for over 90 years. Through our residential and community care services, we provided more than $5.5 million of uncompensated charity care that was not reimbursed by user fees or government funding.

Medicaid Provider deficit – Long-term Healthcare
Medicare Provider deficit – Long-term Healthcare
Benevolent Care Benefits subsidy – Independent/Assisted Living
Community Care Programs subsidy
Graceworks Enhanced Living subsidy
Graceworks Housing Services subsidy
Graceworks at Home Subsidy
Total Uncompensated Charity Care
tablular data

Meet the Board of Directors


2019 Board of Directors
Front row (L-R): Steven R. Sutermeister, Arthur A. Astbury, Debbie Watts Robinson, Karen M. Hurley, Diane M. Kimpel, Sally D. Beals Middle row (L-R): Rev. John “Jay” S. Shailer, Shawn M. Krumm, Mari E. “Beth” Townsend, Dr. M. Katherine Loudermilk, Teresa A. Quick, Tawana S. Jones, Dr. Eric A. High Back Row (L-R): Brent A. Strobel, J. Gregory Mayeux, Thomas R. Petrovic, Jeffrey R. Teeters, Kevin S. Nels, Mark S. Feuer
2019 Executive Team
Pictured L-R: Judy A. Budi, Rev. James V. Bosse, Dawn L. Barhorst, Michael W. Allen, Jackie A. D’Aurora
Board of Directors

Mary G. Adams
Arthur A. Astbury
Sally D. Beals
Mark S. Feuer
Dr. Eric A. High
Karen M. Hurley, Provisional Nonvoting Member
Tawana S. Jones
Diane M. Kimpel
Shawn M. Krumm
Dr. M. Katherine Loudermilk
J. Gregory Mayeux
Kevin S. Nels
Thomas R. Petrovic
Teresa A. Quick
Debbie Watts Robinson
Rev. John “Jay” S. Shailer
Brent A. Strobel
Steven R. Sutermeister
Jeffrey R. Teeters
Mari E. “Beth” Townsend

Executive Committee

Jeffrey R. Teeters, Board Chair
Rev. John S. Shailer, Board Vice Chair
Thomas R. Petrovic, Board Secretary
Arthur A. Astbury
Sally D. Beals
Mark S. Feuer
Dr. Eric A. High

Nominating Committee

Debbie Watts Robinson, Chair
James Anderson
Tawana Jones
David Wickham
Rev. Charlie Woodward

Audit & Investment Committee

Brent Strobel, Chair
Arthur Astbury
David Glitsch
Alan Grodrian
Stephen Hoffsis
J. Gregory Mayeux
Thomas Petrovic
Steven Sutermeister

Ethics Committee

Dr. Donald Clark
Margaret Cothern
Lauren Dreshman
Thomas Kahle
Diane Kimpel
Rev. John Mittermaier
Bonnie Parish
Robert Reichard
Diane Welborn


Judy A. Budi, President & CEO
Michael W. Allen, Vice President, Finance & Facilities
Dawn L. Barhorst, Vice President, Human Resources
Rev. James V. Bosse, Vice President, Organizational Care
Jackie A. D’Aurora, Vice President, Marketing & Public Relations

Donors & Volunteers

A strong foundation inspires us to build for the future, and our success continues to rise as long as our people lift us up. Graceworks Lutheran Services can only thrive with the generosity of others, and on a daily basis, we are blessed as kind-hearted people continue to give their time, talents, and resources. Because of their compassionate acts, selfless service, and meaningful gifts, our people make our success possible.