We are here to serve and assist pastors, congregations, the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (LCMS), and their communities throughout the Florida-Georgia area and beyond by preparing for, responding to, and managing disaster responses.  We serve the Lutheran Church and its communities as part of the Church’s outreach ministry.

This new non-profit organization has been formed to assist churches with disaster relief. We are registered with the State of Florida and finalizing our non-profit status. The final step will be for recognition as an LCMS Recognized Service Organization (RSO). Our desire is to provide expertise, equipment and leadership so that individuals in your church can assist with Disaster Relief. We are working with the national LCMS Disaster Relief Ministry and Lutheran Early Response Teams (LERT) to organize assistance after disasters. 

If you have any questions contact
Jay Wendland (FLGA District office)
Joel Mathews (lutheranearlyresponse@gmail.com)
or   Steve Lehenbauer (slehenbauer@sllcs.org)

To see a list of upcoming trainings, visit lcms-lert.org.  Join the site and become a fan of the SELC District and the FLGA District. 


LERT Team - Fort Myers 2023