The LCANZ welcomes experienced insurance manager Lucinda Osborne as the new manager of LCA Insurance.

Lucinda succeeds Graeme Tscharke, who is transitioning to retirement after managing LCA Insurance for 37 years. Graeme will work alongside Lucinda until at least 30 June this year to facilitate a smooth handover.

‘Graeme is renowned for his outstanding service to our insurance members and the knowledge he has built up will be missed, as will his kind and friendly nature’, Lucinda said. ‘The church gives thanks for his amazing contribution!’

While she said Graeme’s were ‘big shoes to fill’, Lucinda is looking forward to her role managing insurance and risk for the LCA. ‘I am excited to have the opportunity to further serve our LCA community on this new journey and look forward to getting to know everyone further’, she said.

Lucinda has worked for the LCANZ for the past five years, firstly as project officer for the NSW Website integration project and, most recently, as Local Mission Coordinator. She worked in the insurance industry for more than 20 years, holding roles including state manager, and has qualifications in insurance, management and governance. She is also vice-chair at Our Saviour Lutheran Church Semaphore in suburban Adelaide.

LCA Insurance has served the church since 1983 by administering a comprehensive insurance portfolio, assisting congregations and church agencies by sourcing suitable policies and premiums, and helping with claims. With LCA communities working as a collective, LCA Insurance is able to negotiate a broad range of tailor-made policies which minimise costs and safeguard the church and its auxiliaries, including schools, colleges, aged-care facilities, churches and community care services. LCA Insurance is now within the Churchwide Office at 197 Archer Street North Adelaide. Contact them by phone on 08 8267 7330, or via email at insurance@lca.org.au

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