June 29, 2020 – After more than a decade at the helm of Lutheran Senior Services (LSS), Rev. John Kotovsky is stepping down as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and into a new role of Chief Mission Officer at LSS.
“I’ve felt a pull to focus even more on the Christian Mission and spiritual side of LSS,” said Kotovsky. “After prayerful consideration and discussions with the LSS Board of Directors and the Senior Mission Team, I am transitioning to a new position that allows me to focus on these areas while providing time for succession planning for the next CEO.”
Kotovsky has been CEO of the organization since 2007. His new position takes effect on July 1, 2020. Gary Anderson, current President of LSS, will serve as interim CEO during the transition period.
“John has led our organization through times of major expansion and did so while keeping us focused on our mission of Older Adults Living Life to the Fullest,” said Anderson. “This new role is perfect for his passion for LSS and our mission.”
The LSS Board of Directors has formed a search committee to begin the CEO search process.
Lutheran Senior Services (LSS) is a mission-driven, not-for-profit network that specializes in housing, care, and supportive services for older adults 62+. With 21 locations in Missouri and Illinois, LSS serves more than 13,000 seniors a year through options that include Senior Living Communities offering all levels of care, Affordable Housing for those with limited incomes, and Home & Community Based Services. LSS builds upon 160 years of excellence in living out its Christian mission of Older Adults Living Life to the Fullest.