Janet Buchanan oversees the philanthropic initiatives of Lutheran Social Ministries of Maryland and its communities. She’s been with the organization for over 10 years, first with Carroll Lutheran Village and then LSMMD, after it was established. Fund development, strategic planning and leadership development are among several areas of her expertise. She specializes in leading non-profit and faith-based ministry organizations to develop strong goals and successful strategies that build solid, sustainable organizations. Additionally, she is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), the highest credential for fundraising professionals.


Buchanan holds a doctorate in ministry from the Graduate Theological Foundation in South Bend, IN and a master’s degree in business administration and master’s degree in theological studies from the University of Dallas in Dallas, TX.