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Ministry Overview

Learn more about the LCMS’ Recognized Service Organizations by downloading this information sheet.

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Application Packet

501(c)(3) organizations that have been independently incorporated for a period of five years may apply for RSO status.  Learn more about the process and download the application packet.

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RSO Staff Members:

  • Deaconess Dorothy Krans — 314-996-1636
  • Deaconess Cara Patton — 314-996-1635

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