Skip to main content
LSC News

Hembree named Executive Director of LSC New Americans Program

By April 12, 2022No Comments

Lutheran Services Carolinas (LSC) is excited to announce that Matthew Hembree has been named the Executive Director of its New Americans Program.

LSC has provided refugee and immigrant services in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Columbia, South Carolina for many years. Recently, new service sites were established in Greenville and Charleston in South Carolina and Asheville in North Carolina. In this role, Hembree will manage all of those sites which assist hundreds of clients as they become acclimated to their new home in the United States.

“We are fortunate to have a long-term LSC teammate with Matt Hembree’s operational and quality improvement background to take on this important work,” LSC President and CEO Ted Goins said. “The New Americans Program is an exciting start up in a fast-changing environment; Matt is the right teammate for the job!”

Hembree has over 20 years of experience in human services, with focus in the areas of program development, senior leadership, and leadership development. He has been with LSC for 13 years.

He graduated from Western Carolina University with a bachelors of science in sociology, and went on to get his masters in sociology from The University of North Carolina Greensboro, where he had advanced studies in the field of online social interaction. In addition, Hembree has been trained by a founding member of the Results Based Leadership Consortium and works with leaders to achieve greater system-wide outcomes and effect deeper system reforms by creating influence strategies within their organizations.

“I’m excited to join this New Americans team because for me it’s about developing new leaders and I’m passionate about our cause and what we are doing,” Hembree said. “I want to be part of what they are already doing. They are phenomenal and so dedicated to helping people in need.”

Erin Kidd

Author Erin Kidd

More posts by Erin Kidd