January 2014

Board member finds both new and old connections to Diakon

Growing up in Middletown, Pa., Ken Mertz knew some of the history and tradition of Diakon decades before he began serving on the board of directors of the Diakon Lutheran Fund.

Wilderness center automotive program gets 'lift' from $25k grant

No longer a fledgling program taking shape in a former storage facility on the Diakon Wilderness Center's mountainous campus, the center’s automotive program is the recipient of a $25,000 grant that will go a long way toward expanding the scope of Diakon Youth Services' vocational training for at-risk youths.