April 2015 - KFUO
KFUO's Andy Bates interviews Bethesda College representatives for a year in review story about the students participating in the post-secondary education collaboration between Bethesda and Concordia University-Wisconsin.
April 2015 - Watertown Daily Times
Bethesda's Foster Grandparent Program make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities and their community.
March 2015 - WJFW
Bethesda's new Rhinelander Community Life Center was featured in this story by WJFW-12 in Rhinelander.
March 2015 - 620 WTMJ
Bethesda spoke with 620 WTMJ during a drive-time segment about the #IamHuman Campaign.
March 2015 - KFUO
Bethesda's President and CEO, Mike Thirtle, and Board Director, Kurt Rutzen, joined KFUO to talk about Bethesda's mission and current projects, including the #IamHuman Campaign for National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.
March 2015 - TMJ4
Bethesda's #IamHuman Campaign was featured on TMJ4's Live at Noon segment.
August 2014 - Milwaukee Biz Times
Bethesda Lutheran Communities and Concordia University Wisconsin, located in Mequon, have partnered to create a new college designed for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
July 2014 - Mlive.com
Saginaw Township's Bethesda Thrift Shop expands, offers budget-friendly furniture.
June 2014 - Houston Chronicle
New center in Cypress will offer services for disabled. Bethesda Lutheran Communities facility will accommodate up to 125 people and will provide a variety of programming.
April 2014 - Watertown Daily Times
*Reprinted with permission from the Watertown Daily Times
Bethesda transitions adults with developmental disabilities into community homes.
November 2013 - Apostrophe Magazine
Bethesda employee Lee Rozinski makes his mark at the organization's Baraboo, Wis. Thrift Shop by challenging public perceptions and assumptions about people with disabilities.
November 2013 - Appleton Post Crescent
Bethesda's Ability Hire Initiative has provided Troy Vanden Berg with an opportunity to develop his career through meaningful work at Appleton Thrift Shop.
November 2013 - Apostrophe Magazine
Bethesda Lutheran Communities recognized two advocacy leaders, an investigative reporter focused on public policy, and a longtime supporter of the organization at its 2013 Annual Banquet.
October 2013 - Bethesda Acquires Group Homes from Lutheran Social Services
Bethesda Lutheran Communities has acquired three community homes in Appleton from Lutheran Social Services, a service provider for adults with developmental disabilities. The addition of Lutheran Social Services’ three Appleton homes complements existing Bethesda operations throughout Wisconsin that include residential homes, employment and community life services, ministry support for Lutheran congregations to provide worship opportunities for people with developmental disabilities, and 13 Bethesda Thrift Shops, including Fox Valley locations in Appleton and Neenah.
August 2013 - Bethesda Expands Residential Supports to Minnesota, Acquires Community Living Inc.
Bethesda Lutheran Communities has acquired Community Living, Inc., a service provider for adults with developmental disabilities in Victoria, Coon Rapids and Blaine, Minn. Community Living serves nearly 70 people with developmental disabilities and employs more than 140 people in homes located in neighborhood settings. The acquisition complements existing Bethesda initiatives in Minnesota that include ministry support for Lutheran congregations, inclusive worship opportunities for people with developmental disabilities, and a Bethesda Thrift Shop located in Minnetonka, Minn.
June 2013 - Family & Friends
Employees from the Bethesda Lutheran Communities Watertown, Wis. Employment Center we featured in the Watertown Daily Times' Family & Friends publication.
May 2013 - KFUO Radio
Don Boden, Bethesda’s corporate director of Religious Life – Eastern Division, was interviewed by Rev. Randy Asburry of KFUO Radio about the importance of Bethesda and the organization’s Retreat Ministry. Bethesda’s retreats in Wisconsin, Indiana, Texas, and Colorado match people with intellectual and developmental disabilities with volunteer companions, who share in worship, activities and faith formation.
May 2013 - Milwaukee Business Journal
Dr. John E. Bauer, president and CEO of Bethesda Lutheran Communities, is elected chairperson of the Lutheran Services in America Board of Directors.
February 2013 - WMTV 15 Madison
Bethesda employee Lee Rozinski is making it his mission to inspire and educate. Despite his disability, Rozinski goes to work at Bethesda’s Baraboo, Wis. Thrift Shop with a smile on his face and excitement in his voice. This is a story of tenacity and perseverance in the face of adversity.
February 2013 - Baraboo (Wis.) News Republic
Lee Rozinski, who was hired through the Bethesda Thrift Shop Ability Hire program, is challenging assumptions about what disabled people can—and cannot—accomplish.
November 2012 - Wisconsin Public Radio
Wisconsin Public Radio featured Bethesda Lutheran Communities communications director Jan Nowak on a segment discussing Bethesda and its involvement in Giving Tuesday, an international online campaign aimed at raising money, awareness, and participation for non-profits and other charitable organizations.
September 2012 - National Catholic Reporter
Institute on disability looks beyond inclusion
August 2012 - Beaver Dam Daily Citizen
Bethesda to sell new furniture at Horicon store
August 2012 - The Houston Chronicle at Chron.com
All-access camp creates lifetime companions
August 2012 - Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
First-time homebuyers looking to unravel the complexities of mortgage financing and home ownership are encourage to attend homebuyer education classes offered by Pathfinder Community Connections beginning in August. The free classes are sponsored by Bethesda Lutheran Communities and Lutheran Housing Support.
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June 2012 - Portland Tribute and Community Newspapers
Rising to the challenge