Staff

LVC Staff

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A.J. Cabrera

Program Manager – Admissions

Contact A.J. with questions about troubleshooting the online application process for Volunteers & Placements or to be part of the pool of LVC alumni who participate in the Volunteer application process. 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…

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Sam Collins

President

Prior to coming to LVC in May 2012 Sam was executive director of Miriam’s House in Washington, DC. He facilitated a merger with N Street Village, another organization that grew out of the ministry of Luther Place Memorial Church. He has also served as executive director of Vashon Youth and Family Services in Washington state,…

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Erika Dornfeld

Program Manager – Midwest Region

Contact Erika for information about LVC programming, placements or events in Milwaukee or Chicago. 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…

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Rev. Elizabeth Flomo

Recruitment & Outreach Manager

Contact Elizabeth if you are interested in helping LVC recruit in your area or if you have ideas about LVC's engagement with congregations and/or alumni. 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…

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Sophie Gardner

Program Manager – West Region

Contact Sophie for information about LVC programming, placements or events in the Bay Area or Puget Sound. Sophie Gardner joins LVC as Program Manager for the Western Region, bringing with her extensive experience in the nonprofit sector. She most recently coordinated programming, development, and communications for TEACH, an Oakland-based organization that trains primary care physicians…

Scott Glaser

Development and Community Outreach Manager

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Julie Hamre

Comptroller (Volunteer Staff)

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…

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Deirdre Kanzer

Program Manager – Midwest Region

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…

Kelsey Kauffman

Program Manager – East Region

Contact Kelsey for information about LVC programming, placements or events in Washington, DC, Baltimore or Wilmington.

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Drea Mast

Business Operations Manager

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.

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Katie Schroeder

Director of Advancement

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 #204 & 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)

Bay Area & Puget Sound – 2425 College Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704 (in University Lutheran Chapel); staff