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October 11, 2017

LAMPa Welcomes New Policy Council Member from SEPA

LAMPa welcomes ELCA World Hunger leader Diane Casey to Policy Council as a representative from Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod.

“I believe that we are called to be the voice of those who are all too often silenced by the shame of poverty,” Casey said. “I am honored to serve on the LAMPa policy board and feel it is a privilege to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves at this time. Advocacy has long been a passion of mine as I believe that we are not only called to help those in need today, but to work to bring about true and lasting change through advocacy.”

Professionally, Diane is a commercial property/casualty insurance agent and is the Commercial Service Team Manager for the Mid-Atlantic region of M&T Insurance Agency.  She has been married to her husband Mike for 29 years and has one daughter (an ELCA Lutheran Pastor) and two step daughters.  She is a member of the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection –

New Policy Council member Diane Casey joined LAMPa staff at a statewide anti-hunger coalition meeting at Trinity Lutheran Church, Camp Hill, in October. The altar cloth was especially appropriate for the gathering!

Yardley, currently serving as the Serving Hearts Coordinator for the congregation and coordinator for the Shared Meal program as well as other outreach ministries. She serves on the SEPA Hunger Team.  Diane is the President of the Interfaith Food Alliance, a coalition of ten faith communities who combat food insecurity in Bucks County through Education, Service and Advocacy.  The IFA operates the Family Backpack Center, a food pantry for children of the Morrisville School District and their families who are experiencing food insecurity.  She is also active in local ministries to those experiencing homelessness.

“To solve the issues before us, businesses, individuals, civic organizations, governmental bodies, charities and communities of faith must work in partnership and I welcome the opportunity to serve in this capacity.”

 

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