MAILING ADDRESS
ELM + P.O. Box 14317 + Chicago, IL 60614-8503
312-759-7070

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94-3126113

Meet our Staff

Executive Director – (Vacant)


 

 
 
Program Director – Olivia LaFlamme (they/them/theirs)
olivia@elm.org
312-313-9344
Location: Chicago, IL
 
Olivia is a Black queer feminist. They have an M.A. in Women and Gender Studies with an emphasis on queer theory and a B.A. in Comparative Women’s Studies with a concentration in Social Justice. Olivia is a budding filmmaker (focused in documentary) and their thesis project, entitled “Spirits Speak,” is an experimental documentary exploring queer temporality as it is demonstrated through ancestral/lineage projects (spiritual, archival and artistic). They have a background in organizing, administration in the university, and teaching.
 
Raised in the Assemblies of God Christian church, they have since cobbled together several religious traditions that inform their own spiritual identity. Olivia views faith in the Supernatural as crucial to their ability to move through this world that would seek to destroy their gender non-conforming, Black and queer body. They have an amazing and supportive partner, three younger siblings, and loving parents.
 
 
 

Associate Director of Development & Communications – Lewis Eggleston (he/him/his)

lewis@elm.org
650-274-7653
Location: Kaiserslautern, GA

Vicar Lewis Eggleston is an Air Force spouse currently living in Kaiserslautern, Germany with his husband Mitchell and dog-child Carla. He attended seminary at Pacific School of Religion and Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, CA, and he interned with Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church in Seguin, TX and currently in candidacy for Ministry of Word & Service. He’s been an advocate for children’s access to the arts through both museum and symphonic educational programming and has worked with unhoused individuals and families for the past ten years. In his free time, he loves to attend musicals whilst fighting every urge to sing-along.

 

 

 

Operations Support – Sharei Green (she/her/hers)
operations@elm.org
312-759-7070
Location: Chicago, IL

Sharei is a blossoming Womanist theologian.  She is currently pursuing her Master of Divinity at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. She has a strong commitment to community healing, especially in African Descent communities and exploring Sabbath/rest as a form of resistance. She’s known for her willingness to speak against power when necessary (It’s almost always necessary) and loves to help people to see and realize their vision. She is a student of life and firmly believe that there is something to be learned from almost every situation. There is beauty in the sharing of knowledge and she just want to be a part of it. In her free time, she loves to reading/listening to books, everything anime, comic-book superheroes (mostly Marvel), fantasy, dungeons and dragons, etc.

 


 

3 Replies to “Staff”

  1. Greetings, my name is Galen Shriner and I am in the final stages to be consecrated as Deacon within the Lutheran Diaconic Association. Though I am not become ordained I am wondering how I might become a part of this community.

  2. I would seriously receive an email from a minister, Phyliss Zillart that I long to remember! has given compassion to my life! She will recall her devoted touch while Larry Rowel was dying, and her compassion, by God’s touch, made my loss a memorial of his passing.

    I have now no way to contact to this especial minister, other than to give my deepest gratitude for a moment in time, you gave a deep compassion to me and my dying Partner.

    I most would deeply appreciate a call so beyond more than my thanks, but again to know all is well with you and Ruth.

    In My Deepest Love,

    Chuck Hancock
    1-415-584-4694

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