Our Leadership Team


Rick Crowley

Board President

Transition Committee

Linda Benjamin

Board of Directors

Todd Johnson

Board of Directors

O. Emelissa Sacchetti

Board of Directors

Our Leadership Team

Ellen Bedrosian

Manager of Stewardship and Advancement Services

"It is an honor and privilege to work with our donors in service to our Guests."

Miguel Cruz

Program Director, Community Resources

"The village helped me. Now it’s my turn to be part of the village helping the Lawrence community."

Keith D’Entremont

Interim Director of Development

“What an honor and privilege it is to get to know our supporters and witness the very best of humanity every single day."

Marcy Furse

Manager of Volunteer Engagement

"Matching hearts of service to real needs of our Guests is truly a privilege ... and my favorite thing to do!"

Liset Garcia, Food Coordinator

Liset Garcia

Food Services Coordinator

"Who am I to judge? I love the come as you are, no questions asked community we call the Food Pantry."

Nayely Jimenez

Thrift Store Manager

"There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up."

Carolyn Miller

Director of Finance

"It is my joy and a privilege to manage the generosity of our donors to serve our Guests well."

Almarie Silverman

Director of Advocacy

"We treat everyone with dignity and respect. We love what we do and care about being there for our community."

Danielle Tjalsma

Director of Communications

"It's a God story that I get to work at Lazarus House - you can ask me about it!"

Carmen Vega

Program Director, Capernaum Place

"I thank God for being able to offer a warm place, hope, peace and love one family at a time."

Ed Wiederhold

Director of Operations

“It is the highlight of my career to be able to work with such an incredible team to serve this community.”

At the risk of sounding uncharacteristically poetic, I’d say we are at the confluence of four rivers, each of which makes the Ministries of Lazarus House stronger:

  • The river of donor trust and generosity
  • The river of engagement and excitement among the Staff and Board
  • The river of opportunity to serve and lead our community through COVID and beyond
  • The river of ministry evaluation and strategic planning

This is an exciting time for me, our Leaders, and the Board of Directors; we are planning the next chapter of thoughtful service!