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LVC Staff

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A.J. Cabrera

Program Manager – Admissions

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…

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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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Nathan Detweiler

Community Outreach and Development Associate

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…

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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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Kelsey Kauffman

Program Manager – East Region

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. Kelsey has combined these interests with her…

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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.

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