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


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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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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Drea Mast

Program Coordinator – East

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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Rev. Enger Muteteke

National Program Director

Enger Muteteke is a United Methodist minister with a passion for social justice issues and, specifically, how faith and spirituality intersect with such issues. Prior to serving with LVC, Enger served as Associate Pastor at Glen Burnie United Methodist Church in Glen Burnie, MD.  She loves program planning and strategic planning and development. Enger hopes…

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Deborah Shepard

Operations Director

Deborah has extensive experience in administration, operations, project management and facility management. Although the majority of her career was focused on corporate and government information technology services, in the last five years she has followed her passion for social justice and service industries, working for a non-profit health care organization and an Episcopal Church.  She is…

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