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April Meeting

Thursday, April 3, 2014—12:00 noon

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Saint Luke Lutheran Church
9100 Colesville Road at Dale Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Dr. Mike Maxey

President of Roanoke College

  Dr. Milke Maxey

What It Means to Be a Lutheran College Today

As Roanoke College's 11th president, Michael C. Maxey focuses on student learning and success, the campus quality of life and accelerating Roanoke's dramatic progress. He also is committed to a close relationship between the College, its students and the local community for the betterment of all. Maxey is a strong advocate for liberal arts colleges, contending that the skills learned through the intellectual and leadership opportunities there serve our democracy by preparing outstanding citizens. On the national level, Maxey is active with numerous educational organizations. He serves on the executive committees of the Lutheran Educational Consortium of North America and the Council of Presidents of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He is a member of several other professional organizations. Maxey chairs the President's Committee of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference and is a member of Executive Committee of the Council of Independent Colleges of Virginia.

He is a native of Bassett, Virginia. His higher education began at Wake Forest University where he earned a bachelor of arts in history and master's degree in counselor education. Later, he earned a certificate of advanced graduate study in counselor education at the University of New Hampshire. Maxey also attended the Institute of Education Management at Harvard University. Maxey has an honorary Doctor of Divinity from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, South Carolina. He is a student of history, counseling and conflict resolution. He and his wife, Terri, have three sons: Michael, Stuart and Jack. Terri Maxey, who has worked in admissions and financial aid at four colleges including Roanoke, shares the passion for Roanoke College and is dedicated to serving the students, faculty, staff and alumni through her active work at Roanoke.

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We invite all Lutherans and their friends to join us for this luncheon meeting of Lutheran Lay Fellowship, scheduled for the first Thursday of each month from 12:00 noon till 2:00 p.m. at Saint Luke Lutheran Church, 9100 Colesville Road at Dale Drive in Silver Spring, one mile south of the Capitol Beltway at Exit 30. Ample off-street parking is available. Interested persons can make reservations for a delicious lunch by sending their RSVP to by contacting Vicki Porter at 301-229-9884 or no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1. The cost of the meal is $9.00, payable at the door.


May 1 - Pastor Amy Sevimli from the Metro DC Synod, ELCA
June 5 - TBA

Click here to read March's meeting minutes

What is the Lutheran Lay Fellowship?

LLF is an organization for women and men, both lay and clergy, active in the Nation's Capital area. “As early as 1936, feeling there was a definite need for closer cooperation between Lutheran laity and clergy, a group of laymen in the Washington, DC. Metropolitan area, organized to hold meetings that would bring pastors and laity closer together. Due to jurisdictional differences as well as ministerial difficulties, very little success was achieved until the fall of 1941. Then the group met and decided to hold a luncheon once a month, invite their friends and bring visitors. The first luncheon was a success, and within three months every Lutheran judicatory was represented…” [From a Lutheran Directory of Metropolitan Washington, DC, published in 1999.]

Today, more than 70 years later, the Lutheran Lay Fellowship of Metropolitan Washington takes pride in knowing that every night, 365 nights each year, more than 700 low income seniors and disabled persons live in safety and friendship in four high rises owned and managed by Fellowship Square Foundation, Inc. By means of annual scholarships and grants, LLF also supports various college and seminary students; it also provides ushering services for major inter-Lutheran events. But most of all, LLF is known far and wide as a place to hear stimulating speakers on timely topics and to make friends from other Lutheran congregations—friendships that last for decades!

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