Please Click on the link below for the WDRB news story about SLCM
South Louisville Community Ministries Announces Innovative Leadership Structure.
Positions for Future Growth sda Louisville, KY January 15, 2014:
The Board of Directors of South Louisville Community Ministries (SLCM) announced today a new 12-month leadership structure that will strengthen the organization and support future growth objectives. The Board is pleased to announce the creation and hiring of three positions: Gregory Pike as Interim Executive Director, Jim Laemmle as Director of Funds Development (part-time) and Daniel Fox as Director of Strategic Planning and Board Development (part-time). This structure will allow the agency over the next year to solidify core areas, including internal operations and personnel development, external funds and grant development, and strategic visioning and board advancement. SLCM was able to identify proven leaders in these respective areas and is excited to have them form this dynamic leadership team.
J. Gregory Pike has been hired as SLCM's Interim Executive Director. In this position, Pike will primarily focus on internal operations and personnel development as well as day-to-day operations of the ministry. He will replace Jim Laemmle who decided to retire from the full-time position due to acute health issues following 3 distinguished years as SLCM Executive Director. Laemmle has generously agreed to remain with SLCM in a part-time capacity as Director of Funds Development.
Pike, who holds a degree in Psychology from Xavier University and a Master's in Clinical Psychology from Eastern Kentucky University, has a diverse background that makes him uniquely qualified for the Interim Executive Director position. He began his career in roles of increasing responsibility as a Clinical Psychologist, including 6 years as Division Director for Community Mental Health Programs in Holland, Michigan. Following that role, Pike transitioned to Human Resources and Administration, culminating in the role of Director of Human Resources for the County of Will in Northern Illinois. Pike, a native Louisvillian, returned to the city in 2004 and held Human Resources positions with the city of Louisville prior to retiring in 2006. His social service background and experience in personnel development will be key as SLCM looks to solidify its internal processes and procedures and to strengthen its service staff.
As mentioned above, Jim Laemmle is eager to take on the newly created position of Director of Funds Development. Laemmle, who holds an Accounting Degree from Bellarmine University and is a certified Chaplain, served as SLCM Executive Director for three years. Through his leadership, the agency has seen its financial systems and funding streams strengthened dramatically. Additionally, Laemmle facilitated the relocation of SLCM operations from Southside Drive to a larger facility located on the Beechmont Presbyterian campus on Ashland Ave. This move will allow SLCM the flexibility to expand services offered to clients. Laemmle brings a unique blend of business and pastoral experience to this position, having previously served in executive positions in Finance and Accounting. In this role as Director of Funds Development, he will be in charge of all elements of funding for SLCM, including donor relations and grant procurement. His accounting background, passion for the ministry and strong network he has developed in the Louisville area makes him distinctively qualified to excel in this position.
Lastly, the Board is excited to announce that Daniel Fox has agreed to the position of Director of Strategic Planning and Board Development. In this role, Fox will serve in a consultative capacity, helping to strengthen the effectiveness and structure of the Board and helping identify and formulate strategic objectives for the organization. This role is highly important as SLCM looks to increase its reach in the community and continue to serve those in emergency situations while working to address systemic issues surrounding these needs. Fox spent 28 distinguished years at Family and Children Place, culminating as CEO prior to retiring at the end of 2013. During his time at Family and Children Place, he oversaw dramatic growth for the organization, helping transform it into one of the most respected non-profit agencies in Louisville. His experience helping grow that organization will be vital in helping determine the best path and structure for SLCM as it works to increase its reach. Additionally, Fox has extensive experience working with non-profit Board of Directors. He will utilize these skills by helping the Board better support the mission and strategic objectives of the SLCM and will help coach the Board to achieve maximum effectiveness.
About South Louisville Community Ministries: South Louisville Community Ministries (SLCM) has a long history of service to the south end of Louisville. SLCM was founded in 1974 by the churches in south Louisville to be your ministry to those in need, and currently has over 50 supporting churches encompassing 13 denominations. SLCM began in a small church office and has since relocated to the campus of Beechmont Presbyterian Church where programs that include an Adult Day Center, Emergency Assistance, Meals on Wheels, and Family and Marriage Counseling. Contact Info: Craig Oeswein SLCM Board President (502) 367-6445 firstname.lastname@example.org
An interfaith association of churches, established to coordinate the efforts of various services to the community. To enhance the religious, educational, social, health, economic and community development aspects of quality and dignity of life.
South Louisville Community Ministries (SLCM) has a 37 year record of service to Louisville’s south end. Founded in 1974 SLCM serves over 50 supporting churches encompassing 13 denominations. The service area is rich in diversity and encompasses all of zip codes 40214, 40215, and 40209 and 40208 south of Eastern Parkway/Industry Road. Service Map. The activities and services of South Louisville Community Ministries are available to all residents in which it serves without regard for income, race, color, national origin, religion or handicap of the participants.
To donate with PayPal click below: