June 16, 2014
Former Diplomat to Seek More Partnerships as Head of Lutheran World Relief
Daniel Speckhard comes from a long line of Lutheran pastors. His great-great-grandfather, George, started the first faith-based U.S. school for the deaf in the 1870s, and his great-grandfather, grandfather, and father were all Lutheran pastors.
Mr. Speckhard took a different path, working in some of the world’s hot spots. He served as U.S. ambassador in Belarus and in Greece during an economic crisis, and was a diplomat in Iraq. Next month he will return to his family roots as