Goins receives 2023 Paragon Award from Lutheran Services in America

Lutheran Services Carolinas (LSC) President and CEO Ted Goins has been presented with the 2023 Paragon Award from Lutheran Services in America (LSA).

Lutheran Services in America launched a new tradition in 2021 to recognize distinguished member organizations in the network each year for their exceptional work and leadership and for exemplifying our core values through its Leadership Awards.

The Paragon Award, also known as The Ken Daly Award for Excellence in Mentorship, recognizes a leader with an exceptional gift for spotting potential in people and lifting up the next group of leaders.

“I am humbled and honored,” Goins said. “This award belongs to every teammate across LSC and the culture we have created together.”

Goins was presented with the award during LSA’s annual conference. His nomination said, “Ted listened, offered advice, and connected with Lutheran social ministry leaders who were experiencing similar challenges. Through his generosity of time and mentorship and willingness to connect CEOs with other leaders, Goins helped his peers to see that they are not alone in navigating these challenges and has provided motivation and encouragement to pursue their goals.”

“We honor Ted’s exemplary leadership and his commitment to mentoring, listening, motivating and inspiring leaders across the country,” Alesia Frerichs, president and CEO of Lutheran Services in America, said. “It’s leaders like Ted who make the Lutheran Services in America network so unique.”