Concordia Lutheran Ministries Board of Directors Elects 2016 Leadership

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Concordia Lutheran Ministries
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Concordia Lutheran Ministries Board of Directors Elects 2016 Leadership

Cabot, PA - Concordia Lutheran Ministries (CLM) announced today that Stephen W. Johnson has been elected as chairman of the Board of Directors and James Limbaugh as vice-chairman for 2016.

Stephen W. Johnson, who served as chairman of the Concordia Board of Directors during his previous six-year tenure, is Executive Vice President and Chief Adminsitrative Office of CONSOL Energy, Inc., the largest producer of high-Btu bituminous coal in the United States.  He joined CNX Gas in 2005 where he was Executive Vice President and General Counsel. Formerly, he was a partner in the Business and Regulatory Group at Reed Smith LLP, one of the 20 largest law firms in the world. Johnson was with the law firm of Buchanan Ingersoll Professional Corporation in Pittsburgh for 18 years prior to joining Reed Smith. Johnson previously served for nine years as a Board Member of CLM. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Virginia and a juris doctorate degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He and his wife Tracey have two sons, Sam and Adam, and live in Oakland. Johnson has been a member of First Trinity Lutheran Church in Oakland for more than 30 years.
James Limbaugh is also an attorney with the law firm of Miller Limbaugh & Conley in Allison Park. Limbaugh is a graduate of Parsons College in Fairfield, IA with a bachelor’s degree in history and Ohio Northern Law School in Ada, OH with a juris doctorate degree. He has served five three-year terms on the Board of Directors for Concordia, holding offices as president and vice president. He is married to Karen and has four children. Jim is a lifetime member of St. Luke Lutheran Church in Cabot.  

Eighteen board members comprise the governing body and represent 33 Lutheran Churches Missouri Synod in the western Pennsylvania area. This parent board has oversight for eight subsidiary corporations in various locations including: (Concordia Lutheran Health and Human Care, Concordia Lutheran Ministries of Pittsburgh, Concordia Lutheran Ministries Foundation, Concordia Community Support Services, Concordia Providence LLC, Concordia Medical Equipment, Concordia of Ohio and Concordia Physician Practice.

Concordia was the 7th accredited CARF-CCAC Aging Services Network in the world serving more than 20,000 annually.  

According to the 2014 Leading Age Ziegler 150, Concordia is in the top 35 non-profit senior care providers in the country, as ranked by financial stability and number of beds/units.  This does not include Concordia’s extensive network of community services.

Keith E. Frndak, President and CEO is both impressed and delighted with the caliber of his board leadership and looks forward to robust expansion and strong support of our mission of faithful caring.