As many organizations look for ways to increase diversity, equity and inclusion while also dismantling institutional “isms” in society—racism, sexism, heterosexism, and the like—LVC is approaching the issue with a different lens. READ MORE HERE. (February 11, 2021, Lutheran Services in America.)Read More →


LVC alum, Melissa Wilt, offered a video update on LVC to Lord of Life church in November 2020, as part of LVC’s annual update to their supportive congregation. Melissa worked in a social service agency as a Volunteer then for three more years as an employee; and later received a master’s degree in social work. She has celebrated 20 years with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, bringing her perspective on social justice and equity learned during her LVC volunteer experience — making a difference in the lives of veterans she serves. She says she is living proof that LVC impacted her life, and impacts livesRead More →

Shae Agee, National Program and Partnerships Director You might see Shae Agee, on a Giving Tuesday livestream; hosting a regional recruitment Zoom chat for prospective volunteers; leading monthly program days with Volunteers and community facilitators; or reaching out to new Placements, speakers, or other partners. For almost two years, Shae has served as national program and partnerships director, renewing the LVC program experience and building the LVC community. Shae has lived and served in the Washington DC area for most of her adult life. She has been an athlete and a singer her entire life and continues to enjoy these activities. She loves animals andRead More →

Dear LVC Friends: More than any other September, all of us at LVC hope this message finds you safe and healthy.   With so much change in our lives, we have been appreciating our many blessings.  This September brings a new corps of LVC Volunteers, virtual everything, and updates to the LVC program we worked on all last year in response to suggestions from the LVC community and staff.  See a feedback summary and response below.   For the first Program Day in September, Volunteers conducted their own research about food security, and more specifically, how to plan, shop for, and share food on a small stipend while livingRead More →

Rev. Elizabeth Bier 2002-2004 Elizabeth is from Twin Cities, and currently lives in Greenwood, WI and serves at ONE in Christ Lutheran Parish. Q: What’s your LVC story?  A: I served as an LVC volunteer for two years during 2002-2004 in the Twin Cities. I lived in St. Paul at the Beth Shalom House my first year and then at the Winona House in Minneapolis my second year. I joined LVC because I wanted to put my Christian Lutheran faith into action through service in the U.S. I served at the MN Council of Churches – Refugee Services program (MCC). I was hired into aRead More →