The Lutheran Homes of South Carolina Foundation leadership and staff members have one thing in common: a passion for the well-being of older adults and hospice patients. We believe in the mission of LHSC of compassionate, person-centered care and supporting our residents, patients, and clients to live a fulfilling life throughout their retirement.
We welcome you to contact our leadership using their contact information below.
A native South Carolinian, Ernest has served the Foundation since 2001 and was named the President and CEO in early 2017. He is a graduate of Clemson University, the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, and the National Planned Giving Institute. He is active in the Association of Lutheran Development Executives, the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning. His wife, Laura is an elementary public school educator in chorus and music, and they are the proud parents of two young children.
DeeDee is a South Carolina native and a graduate of Converse College in Spartanburg, SC where she received a BA in Accounting and Political Science. She served as controller for Lutheran Homes of SC from 2001 – 2004 before taking a few years off to be home with her children. She continued to work with Lutheran Homes of SC since 2004 in various roles prior to joining the Foundation staff in 2013. DeeDee is a certified public accountant (CPA) in the state of SC and a member of the South Carolina Association of CPA’s. She lives in Lexington with her husband and two children.
Susan grew up in Spartanburg, SC and is a Presbyterian College graduate. Prior to joining the team at the Foundation, Susan served 16 years as an executive with NovusWay (formerly Lutheridge+Lutherock Ministries). She currently serves on the Mission Investment Fund of the ELCA Board of Trustees, as Chair, and on the Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Board of Trustees. Susan and her husband, David, live in Greenville, are members of Trinity Lutheran Church, and have three grown children.
Elliott grew up in North Carolina and is a graduate of Appalachian State University where he received a BS in Psychology. Prior to joining Lutheran Homes, Elliott served as the Senior Development Officer for Lutheran Services Carolinas. Elliott and his wife Kristen recently moved to the Charleston area, along with their daughter Piper and dog Susie.
Judith moved to Chapin, SC as a junior in high school in 1990. She was married to her husband Mike in 1992. Before starting her career she chose to be a stay-at-home-mom and was actively involved in her children’s education. Prior to joining the LHSC Foundation Team in 2019 she was an Affiliate and Events Coordinator at the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce. Judith and her husband Mike have four children and have lived in Ballentine, SC for 23 years where they are fervently involved in their family ministry.
Lynn is a native of South Carolina and a graduate of Coker College. Prior to joining the Foundation in September of 2007, she was the Office manager at Trinity Lutheran Church in Greenville where she worked for 19 years and continues to be actively involved. Lynn and her husband, Jim, have three children and three grandchildren.