Staff Directory

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Shae Agee, National Partnerships and Program Director (Washington, DC)

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 and also is a major donor for a small non-profit that places animals in their forever homes. She is proudly part of the LGBTQI community and was a public speaker and advocate for marriage equality. She currently has an increased passion for advocacy around marginalized communities, racism, homophobia and transphobia. Shae has a Master’s degree in Psychology and is a Doctoral candidate in Psychology at Capella University. Her passion for continued learning is related to her passion for helping others. Shae has worked for non-profits and universities in various roles including as an Executive Director, Director of Health and Wellness and as a consultant for business incubators. You can reach Shae at sagee@lutheranvolunteercorps.org.

Deirdre Bagley, President (Washington, DC)

Deirdre has served nonprofits as CEO and COO managing programs and operations, to training and development, to speech and video writing; in education, computer science, environmental advocacy, and workforce development arenas; with an ongoing interest in youth-related missions.  A master’s thesis led to consulting with public and private organizations and a fascination with leadership development and strategic planning.  And an intentional move to a small town feeds her need for organic farming, simple homemade foods and household products, and organic eggs. Deirdre embraces leading through change toward clarity. You can reach Deirdre at dbagley@lutheranvolunteercorps.org.

Joshua Halko, LVC Finance (Washington, DC)

Joshua manages finance and accounting operations, including bookkeeping, accounts payable, finance reporting, and advising. He leads LVC’s partnership as part of the Your Part Time Controller (YPTC) team, bringing increased efficiency, accuracy and CPA oversight to LVC’s already well-managed finances. Joshua’s entire career has been with nonprofits, working with a studio theater in Washington, D.C. and with a national AIDS organization before joining YPTC in 2018. At YPTC, he has been exposed to different clients and their various situations and accounting systems, gaining a breadth of experience to draw on when there are problems to solve.

Theresa Chesney, Operations Manager (Washington, DC)

Theresa has worked in the financial field managing trades for company insiders. She has also worked for non-profits managing human resources data, overseeing onboarding and off boarding of employees and processing payroll.  Recently, she’s worked in the television industry and enjoyed staffing up shows, managing payroll and benefits and preparing contracts. Theresa spend many years active in Girl Scouts leadership and youth leadership in the Wesleyan Church.  She is still active at her church teaching middle school and always lending a hand in other departments when needed. A huge soccer fan, she also enjoys visiting museums, live concerts, theater and supporting local DC sporting events in her free time. She earned a degree in Business Administration at Howard University and lives in Washington DC. You can reach Theresa at operations@lutheranvolunteercorps.org.

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Scott Glaser, Program Manager (Omaha, NE)

Scott Glaser is an alumni of the Urban Servant Corps in Denver, Colorado. He spent twenty years working in the nonprofit sector in Colorado after completing his year of service. His previous position was the Executive Director of NAMI Colorado before he moved to Nebraska in 2016 to join the Lutheran Volunteer Corps. In Omaha, Scott serves both the Lutheran Volunteer Corps as a Program Manager and the Lutheran Service Corps (Omaha) working on community development and fundraising. You can reach Scott at Omaha.dev@lutheranvolunteercorps.org.

Yvonne Lembo, Gift Planner

Yvonne is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and securing new and ongoing gifts from individuals in support of LVC’s program. She works in partnership with synods, ELCA related organizations and institutions to expand the network of prospective donors and increase support for LVC’s activities. She is part of a nationwide network of seventeen professional Regional Gift Planners connected to the ELCA Foundation and an integral part of the ELCA’s Mission Advancement Unit. You can reach Yvonne at Yvonne.lembo@elca.org.

Rachel Kennedy, Program Manager (Twin Cities, MN)

Rachel comes to LVC with a passion for community, connecting, volunteerism, and social justice – and is excited to combine all of these in the work with LVC! Rachel has a degree in Political Science and made the decision to use her degree specifically in the nonprofit setting. With experience in both volunteer management and direct service, past work has included working as a case manager for a shelter for immigrants, a volunteer coordinator for a local shelter for those experiencing homelessness,  a connector of resources to those experiencing hunger, and a leader of interns at the Minnesota Historical Society, helping to connect history to the present. Rachel is also an alumna of a similar year-of-service program, and is excited to work with the LVC volunteers to help them in their journey. Rachel can also be found enjoying theater, especially musical theater, the many lakes of Minnesota in the summer, and hibernating with a good book in the winter.  You can reach Rachel at rkennedy@lutheranvolunteercorps.org.

Elizabeth (Lizzy) Raffo, Program Manager (Washington DC)

Lizzy is fueled by her passions for justice, service, and encounter, and she is looking forward to sharing them with the LVC community. As a yearlong volunteer with Rostro de Cristo, Lizzy lived in Guayaquil, Ecuador serving and fostering relationships in her neighborhood. She loved her jobs as an assistant kindergarten teacher and supervising at an afterschool program. She also enjoyed assisting in hosting immersion groups from US universities and high schools, in which she facilitated experiences rooted in encounter and in developing a greater understanding of the realities of Ecuadorians. Her experiences in Ecuador further strengthened her commitment to walk with those who are marginalized and work for justice together. Lizzy studied Leadership, Ethics and Organizational Sustainability at St. Joseph’s University and earned her degree in Business Administration. You can often find her reading, enjoying time outside, or solving sudoku puzzles. Lizzy is extremely excited to support and accompany the LVC volunteers on their journey and to witness the ways in which they are transformed. You can reach Lizzy at eraffo@lutheranvolunteercorps.org.

LVC Regional Offices

Washington, DC: National Office, DC, Baltimore, Wilmington

  • 1226 Vermont Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005; 202-387-3222

Twin Cities, MN

  • Mailing Address: LVC, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2730 East 31st Street, Minneapolis, MN, 55406

Omaha, NE

  • 6220 North 30th St., Omaha, NE 68111 (in Hillstrom House)