Center for Lay Ministries

Food Pantry/Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Services

Welcome and thanks for visiting our website!
We are the Center for Lay Ministries, Inc. - Community Services  (Ph:  812-282-0063)

ANNUAL REPORT:    The Center for Lay Ministries 2015 ANNUAL REPORT is available for review.  Please click HERE if you wish to request a copy.  


We are looking for the support of our community with this very special event (see below).  


August 24, 2018 (6 PM - 10 PM)

Kye's II

500 Missouri Avenue

Jeffersonville, IN  47130

Ticket Purchase Deadline:  August 15, 2018 (get your tickets soon!) 

Cost per ticket is $70 - Table for 10 sponsorship is $700. 



Details:  Appetizers / Buffet Dinner / Hula Dancers / Raffle / Silent Auction, and Prizes

For sponsorships, please see the second registration listed below

TO REGISTER for tickets, SEE FORM BELOW.  COMPLETE THE FORM AND CLICK SEND REGISTRATION button - MAKE PAYMENT THROUGH PAYPAL (as directed after registration) OR SEND A CHECK TO:  Center for Lay Ministries/213 E. Maple St., Jeffersonville, IN  47130 (note the check is for the CLM Gala)

Thank you for registering for our CLM Annual Fundraising Gala. Next, please either click on the payment button below to make a secure payment via this site (or mail your check to CLM - made out to: CLM / Gala). Please mark your calendar for August 24 @ 6 PM, and see you at the luau.
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Thank you for considering sponsorship of our annual CLM Gala "Luau" event!  (please complete a registration form below)
Details:   Table Sponsors:   By completing the form below and submitting it with a tax deductible check for $700 to Center for Lay Ministries, you will receive 10 seats and a table sign showing your generous support.  
For Event Sponsorship:  See second form (below) to be completed
If you have questions or wish to call in your sponsorship, please contact Dawn M. at 502-295-7214 

please complete the form below (or contact Dawn M. at 502-295-7214)

Thank you for registering to be a Table Sponsor for this worthy event. You can pay via PayPal below or send a check to: Center for Lay Ministries / 213 E. Maple St., Jeffersonville, IN 47130
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or send a check to Center for Lay Ministries to: 
  CLM, 213 E. Maple St., Jeffersonville, IN 47130  (w/notation for CLM Gala)


For Event Sponsorship, complete the form below and submit - then click on the secure pay button appropriate for your tax deductible sponsorship amount:  Platinum $2,500, Gold $1,000 Silver $500, and Bronze $250 - for your generous sponsorship, you/your company will be recognized in publicity and also during the event.  

Thank you for registering to be a sponsor for the CLM Gala. We appreciate your support. Please pay using the button below, or send your tax deductible check to CLM / Send Table Sponsor Registration - pay below or send a check to CLM / 213 E. Maple St., Jeffersonville, IN 47130
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Executive Director

Position: Executive Director

Classification: Exempt, Full-Time

Reports to: Non-Profit Board of Directors

Salary: Negotiable based upon qualifications and experience

Position Overview

The Center for Lay Ministries is seeking a full-time Executive Director to manage and direct all activities of the organization. The Center for Lay Ministries was established in 1963 to provide food assistance to those most vulnerable in our community. Today CLM is a non-profit with an annual budget of $400,000 a paid staff of five and over 50 volunteers. Community services are provided in two ministries: a volunteer operated Food Pantry and a residential Twelve Step and transitional housing facility for women who are recovering from alcohol and/or substance abuse.

The CLM mission is to provide services to vulnerable populations in the local community with compassion, dignity and respect. Located in downtown Jeffersonville, Indiana, the center has developed a strong relationship with local churches that not only contribute financially to the agency but provide board and program volunteers, and food collections. The agency is governed by a 15 member board of directors. It receives funds from the Metro United Way, grants and fundraising. A relationship with Dare to Care and local groceries provide most of the food supplies for distribution to those in need.

Qualifications & Competencies

Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience

A social services background with an understanding of non profits

Experience in networking with other agencies, churches, entities and individuals

Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communications skills

Good grasp of basic marketing and communications principles

Experience in budgeting and financial management

Ability to manage facilities

Strong supervisory skills of five people and a demonstrated ability to lead a volunteer organization

Ability to build strong interpersonal relationships with a wide range of stakeholders — corporate donors, churches and individuals

Self-starter with the ability to work independently while being a team player

Demonstrated leadership, coordination, and negotiation skills

High personal and professional ethical standards

Experience in fund raising, including annual campaigns and grant writing


E-mail: [email protected]


Send Resume: Center for Lay Ministries:

Executive Search Committee

Attn: Joe LaRocca

213 East Maple Street

Jeffersonville, IN 47130

Resume Deadline: August 1, 2018

CLM is an equal opportunity employer

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GREG'S UPDATE:  July 18,  2018                    

Dear Friends of the Center for Lay Ministries,

It has been a great summer and I am proud to say that we have been fortunate to give out more food per family than ever before.   The continuous support of Dare to Care, churches, individuals and Midwest Food Bank in Indianapolis, we are allocating much more food per family than ever before. 

On August 24th, we are hosting our first Gala at Kye's ll in Jeffersonville.  (see registration below).  I hope that you can support us and plan on attending.   For more information, please call me at my office @ 812-282-0063.  Stop by and visit anytime.  Thank you.       

Greg Henderzahs, Executive Director

Center for Lay Ministries

Please check out (below) our newest video relating to the CLM Bonnie's Food Pantry.   


This is the newest video for the CLM Bonnie's Food Pantry.  Please watch this short video showing what we do at CLM.  As always, thank you to all of our volunteers and staff.  If you are interested in volunteering, we are always in need of help, even on Saturdays.  

We hope you can find everything you need  to know about the Center for Lay Ministries (CLM) and our programs on our website.  CLM is focused on providing high-quality service and client satisfaction - we will do everything we can to meet your expectations and serve the community with respect and dignity.

Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us.

We hope to see you again! Check back later for new updates to our website. There's much more to come!



Comments from those we serve: 

"Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would have to come to a food pantry, but here I am and this place means food for my family!"

"I could write a book on how grateful I am for the Bliss family actually loves having me around and I'm even trusted now. "

"I was told about the pantry when I was unemployed.  We have three children and didn't know what to do.  Thank you for being there in our time of need.  I started a new job and would like to give back to help another family."

 "All my papers were destroyed in the storm and somebody told me you would help. You did - thank you."

"I graduated Bliss House in April 2011.  I have learned a new way of living and it's to live sober, happy, and productive..."

"You gave us our daughter back - the Bliss House saved her life...thank you just doesn't seem to be enough."


By partnering with organizations, individuals, businesses, churches and government entities, the greeting and philosophy at the Center for Lay Ministries, to provide assistance to those in need, will continue.   



SUMMER GIVING OPPORTUNITY IS OVER - Update coming soon.  Thank you all for your donations!  

Once again, Meijer in Jeffersonville is sponsoring their Simply Give campaign to benefit the Center for Lay Ministries Food Pantry. Look for the Simply Give cards near the checkout lanes! Now through June 17th, dollars donated ($10 minimum) at the Meijer in Jeffersonville will DOUBLE your donation with food cards to Center for Lay Ministries. For example, you donate $20, the Center for Lay Ministries gets $40 in food only gift cards that they will use to buy items to stock their shelves. PLUS on Friday, June 1st will be Double Match day! If you donate $20 during these two days, CLM will receive $60 in food cards. This is a fantastic opportunity for CLM and their clients served!

We are so very grateful to Meijer and our community for ensuring the Simply Give campaign to help CLM is a huge success.

We hope all of our supporters (and new supporters) can help CLM and take advantage of this opportunity. Thank you.  For more information about the Meijer Simply Give program, please click on this direct link:  MEIJER SIMPLY GIVE

From the CLM Executive Director: 
"This is a great opportunity for our pantry.  We have spent over $36,000.00 in Meijer Food Cards this fiscal year which has allowed us to keep our shelves full and provide great nutrition to our clients. Your continued support is vital for CLM to continue doing the remarkable job and supply of food to our clients.  I thank you for your consideration."  Greg H. 



OUR 5th ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT TO BENEFIT CLM TURNED OUT GREAT (if you like the rain...and many did). Our net profit from the event was $12,683. The pictures below tell the story of the teams that braved wind and rain and even remained steadfast through lightening (but came inside for safety). We had 11 teams and we thank each person who participated or helped with the event. A note from our Executive Director, Greg Henderzahs, "Congratulations to all of you who put many hours of time and energy to make this event successful."


Travis Dorman, Branch Manager, First Savings Bank, presented a donation to CLM for $500. 

Travis, also a past CLM Board Chair, explained the money was raised from the Blue Jean Friday donations.  Employees can donate to a fund in order to wear their blue jeans in to work at the bank.  CLM was honored to be the selected charity for the funds raised.  

Thanks Travis and First Savings Bank!  

Our Pantry Volunteer Coordinator, Bonnie Ryan was recognized in the Southern  Indiana Living magazine for September 2017.  The article can be found through this link.  Congratulation, Bonnie, for your years of continued service.  

Thanks to the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana for their generous support of the CLM Bliss House mission!  For more information relating to the Community Foundation of SI, check out their website:

Crystal Gunther presents the $12K check to Bliss House Director, Tiffany Hutchins.

SATURDAY - MAY 13TH, the Clark County National Association of Letter Carriers held their Food Drive (to benefit the Center for Lay Ministries). Households in Clark County were asked to leave cans of food by their mailbox for pick up.  Thanks to our dedicated letter carriers for taking on this extra weight during their duties. 

CLM received 4400 pounds of food on Saturday, May 13. Greg H. and McNeil assisted the mail carriers in unloading the generous donation.  Thank you to our Mail Carriers!

Thank you for a successful charity golf tournament! Because of the generous sponsors and golfers, we expect to net over $17,500  
Golf team photos are found under the above link to the Calendar Page (click here)

CLM received a donation from Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore on April 26. City boat dock rental during Thunder resulted in a generous donation to CLM.  Thank you to the City of Jeffersonville and Mayor Moore!

        OUR CLM THANK YOU SECTION TO OUR VOLUNTEERS                                                                 


Thanks to our faithful community of volunteers and supporters, we swept the Clark County Reader's Choice awards this year.

The CLM Bliss House was selected as the Best Non-Profit!

The Center for Lay Ministries was selected as the Best Social Services, AND the CLM Bliss House Valentine Bliss was selected as the Best Charitable Event!

The CLM Staff and Volunteers who work so hard to ensure we meet and surpass our goals couldn't be more grateful to all who voted and believe us to be doing our jobs well in the community. You are the best and we truly are pleased to be able to serve Clark County, Indiana. Thank you, News and Tribune for having this poll each year.


Our Food Pantry

The Bonnie Ryan Food Pantry of Center for Lay Ministries

Valentine Bliss

The 2017 Sue LaRue Award Recipients were the
Harrison County Probation Department Staff and Award Winners:  L to R:  Tiffany Hutchins, Elaine Zipp, Sheila Tempel, Sue LaRue, Jeff Skaggs, Otto Schalk, Melanie Wood, Jacki Byerly, and Cherie Walther.