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Richard David Stahlke

Richard David Stahlke, American human services administrator.


  • Stahlke, Richard David was born on December 16, 1939 in Waconia, Minnesota, United States. Son of Ernst Henry and Clara Ida (Schneider) Stahlke.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts, Concordia Junior College, St. Paul, 1959. Student, Concordia Senior College, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1960. Bachelor, Augsburg College, 1962.

      Master of Social Work, Florida State University, 1965.


    • Case worker Todd County Welfare Department, Long Prairie, Minnesota, 1962-1963. Social worker Lutheran Social Service Kansas, Wichita, 1965-1970. Executive director Lutheran Social Ministry Arizona, Phoenix, 1970-1978.

      President Lutheran Social Services Northern California, San Francisco, since 1978. Peer reviewer Council on Accreditation, New York City, since 1980. Social service consultant Evangelical Lutheran Church American, Chicago, since 1986.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Denomination: Lutheran


    Member Governor's Earthquake Preparedness Task Force, California, 1982-1988. Chair disaster preparedness Northern California Ecumenical Council, California, 1982-1984. Member National Association of Social Workers (California Social Worker of Year 1992, president California chapter 1984-1986), Coalition of Executive Lutheran Agencies (director committee 1990-1995), Association Lutheran Social Ministry Organization (board directors since 1995).



    Outdoor activities, photography.


    • Married Shirley Mae Anderson, August 22, 1962. Children: James Andrew (deceased), Karen Andrea.
    • father: Ernst Henry Stahlke
    • mother: Clara Ida (Schneider) Stahlke
    • spouse: Shirley Mae Anderson
    • children: James Andrew Stahlke (deceased)
    • Karen Andrea Stahlke
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    Born December 16, 1939