Rev. Elizabeth Bier
Recruitment & Outreach Manager, she/her/hers
A graduate of St. Olaf College and Luther Seminary (M.Div.), Elizabeth is an LVC alumna from 2002-2004 at the Minnesota Council of Churches – Refugee Services. Prior to joining LVC, Elizabeth served as Project Coordinator at the Global Mission Institute and Cross-Cultural Education offices at Luther Seminary. In her work at LVC, Elizabeth enjoys using her gifts of hospitality, networking and administration to support and grow opportunities for LVC volunteers, placements, alumni and supporters to pursue peace with justice. …
Admissions Manager, he/him/his
A graduate of the College of Holy Cross and Villanova University (M.S. in Counseling), A.J. hails from southern CT (in the middle of the Pizza Belt – between New Haven and New York). A.J. also served as a Jesuit Volunteer in Chuuk, Micronesia (2005-2007) as a high school teacher, then as a JVC recruiter on the East Coast.…
Tait Danielson Castillo
Interim President, he/him/his
Tait has been raising funds and building upon the strengths of non-profits for over 20 years. As a graduate of Wittenberg University, he has focused his career on advocacy for under-resourced and new immigrant communities. Tait completed his year of service with LVC in 1998 in Baltimore, Maryland and moved to the Twin Cities of Minnesota where he spent another year becoming an ACORN trained community organizer.…
Community Engagement Manager – Alumni & Donor Relations, he/him/his
Nathan grew up in West and Southern Africa and attended St. Olaf College where he studied French, Political Science, and Philosophy. He is passionate about racial justice and peacebuilding and facilitated anti-racism workshops and dialogue groups while at St. Olaf. After college, he was an LVCer in Washington, DC and worked with ELCA’s Advocacy office in Washington, DC before joining LVC.…
Program Manager – IL/WI, she/her/hers
Originally from Wyoming, Erika Dornfeld spent high school in rural north Idaho before attending Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA. There she earned a BS in Biology, while minoring in both Religion and Publishing and Printing Arts. In 2009, she moved to the Midwest to do LVC in Chicago. After volunteering with LVC for two years in Chicago at an interfaith environmental organization, she attended the University of Chicago Divinity School.…
Development and Community Outreach Manager – Omaha, he/him/his
Scott Glaser is an alumni of the Urban Servant Corps in Denver, Colorado. He spent twenty years working in nonprofit work in Colorado after completing his year of service. His most recent position was as Executive Director of NAMI Colorado before moving to Nebraska in 2016 and joining the Lutheran Volunteer Corps.
Comptroller (Volunteer Staff), she/her/hers
Ms. Hamre provides accounting and financial services for nonprofit organizations, including a performing arts center, a youth orchestra, a program for victims of domestic abuse, a small trade association and its related foundation, an Indian dance company, a program for at-risk youth, Luther Place Church (founder of LVC), and of course, LVC. She has also held leadership positions in several of these organizations. …
Program Manager – MN, she/her/hers
Contact Deirdre for information about LVC programming, placements or events in the Twin Cities or Omaha.
Deirdre brings to LVC experience in and a deep passion for critical pedagogy and social justice education. Deirdre completed a Master of Arts in Religion and Theology (2005) and a Master of Divinity with a concentration in Leadership for Antiracism Witness (2011) at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. …
Program Lead (on maternity leave until August 1, 2018), she/her/hers
On maternity leave until August 1, 2018.
Kelsey hails from small-town Massachusetts by way of Virginia, and has been living in DC for 9 years (with a stint living and teaching in South Korea). She graduated undergrad from Eastern Mennonite University with a major in Spanish, and got her master’s in International Training and Education.…
Volunteer Staff, she/her/hers
Operations Director, she/her/hers
Drea grew up in central Pennsylvania and did a year of service in Oregon before attending Goshen College in northern Indiana, where she studied English, Piano Pedagogy and TESOL. After college, she participated in another volunteer year with the Church of the Saviour in Washington, DC prior to joining LVC.
Program Manager – DE/MD, they/them/theirs
Keithlee is a queer white midwesterner hailing from St. Louis, Missouri. Recently, Keithlee has worked as a high school teacher at a radical Quaker semester school in California, a community educator at an urban farm in Detroit, a community mapper in DC, and as a pastoral caregiver for young adults all over the country. After living in four different cities in three years, they relocated to DC to work as an advocate on issues of immigration reform and prison abolition in 2015 and never left.…
LVC Regional Offices
Washington, DC – 1226 Vermont Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005; 202-387-3222; staff
Twin Cities – Mailing Address: 2481 Como Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108 (on Luther Seminary’s campus); Physical Address – to visit us: Bockman Hall #205, 2375 Como Ave; staff
Chicago & Milwaukee – 1100 E. 55th St., Chicago, IL 60615 (in the Lutheran School of Theology); staff
Omaha – 6220 North 30th St., Omaha, NE 68111 (in Hillstrom House); staff