Samaritas Names New Development Director


Joel Lautenbach has been promoted to executive director of development by Samaritas, a Detroit-based faith-based nonprofit. It was formerly know as Lutheran Social Services of Michigan.

Previously, Lautenbach spent five years as development manager for World Renew in Grand Rapids. Before that, he worked previously with Chicago Semester as director of recruitment and student services. Lautenbach is a Certified Fund Raising Executive. He is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals — West Michigan Chapter.

Lautenbach, of Grand Rapids, earned a Bachelor of Arts in business communications from Calvin College.