LVC moves office to Luther Sem
Luther Place Memorial Church in Washington, D.C., first started the Lutheran Volunteer Corps (LVC) in 1979 as a means to provide labor for its many street-level ministries and a way for young adults to experience a life of service. Thirty-three years later, LVC, a ministry stressing the tenets of community living, simplifying lifestyles, and social justice, is a national ministry in 13 cities with nearly 150 volunteers annually.
The national office of LVC continues to be hosted by Luther Place. For the last decade, the Twin Cities office has been housed at Christ English Lutheran Church (ELCA) in north Minneapolis. Recently, that office moved to Bockman Hall (Room 248) at Luther Seminary in St. Paul.
“The transition to Luther Seminary opens a lot of possibilities for LVC,” explained Kristin Anderson-Risetti, regional director for LVC in the Twin Cities. “Luther Sem has the resources for volunteers, as well as for LVC as an institution, to learn better how to make connections between values and faith and living in this world with integrity.”
The annual volunteer cycle for LVC begins in late August. For more information about LVC, visit www.lutheranvolunteercorps.org.
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