Tracey DePasquale, Director email@example.com
Tracey DePasquale became LAMPa’s director in May, 2016, after serving three years as associate director. Tracey brings experience in journalism, education, community development, and ministry to her post.
She is a member of St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church, York. Tracey previously was a member and served as director of program ministries at Christ Lutheran, York. Prior to that, she taught American history, politics and economics at West York Area High School and worked as a reporter and editor at newspapers in Bloomsburg and York.
Tracey holds a master’s degree in government administration from the University of Pennsylvania Fels Center of Government and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she was active at the Lutheran Campus Center. She has attended Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, and earned her teaching certificate in secondary education through Wilson College in Chambersburg. Tracey grew up on a dairy farm near Mercersburg, Franklin County.
Rev. Erin Jones, Communications and Advocacy Engagement Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev. Erin Jones joined LAMPa’s team in August of 2023. She brings a wealth of faithful advocacy experience, having served as a Public Policy Director during her year of service with Lutheran Volunteer Corps, as well as serving on Policy Councils for the Lutheran Office of Public Policy in California and LAMPa.
Erin received her bachelor’s degree in both religion and political science from St. Olaf College and earned a Master of Divinity degree from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary. She was ordained in 2016 and has served congregations in Southern California and Southwestern Pennsylvania.
Erin is a current member of St. Andrew Lutheran Church in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh. She lives in Crafton with her husband and two sons. She and her husband c0-host and produce the podcast “Spirited Animation” where they combined their expertise in spirituality and animation studies to discuss the rich lessons behind animated media. She is passionate about LGBTQ+ inclusion in church and society, cultivating good stewardship practices, and helps teach transitional ministry courses for interim pastors.
Quentin Bernhard, 2023-24 ELCA Hunger Advocacy Fellow email@example.com
The Hunger Advocacy Fellowship program provides young adults with a year-long experience serving with ELCA Advocacy offices throughout the United States. They come from a variety of backgrounds and offer energizing and renewing gifts wherever they serve. Quentin is part of the sixth cohort of fellows that have served the larger advocacy team, and the second fellow to serve with LAMPa.
Quentin brings his Pennsylvania roots and global perspective to this work. He grew up in the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania, graduating from Northwestern Lehigh High School in New Tripoli in 2016. He is a Class of 2020 graduate of Muhlenberg College in Allentown, majoring in history and political science and history and minoring in Spanish. While at Muhlenberg, he spent a semester studying abroad based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and was active with the Student Government Association (SGA), Orientation, peer tutoring, writing tutoring, and campus Chapel, along with other activities. He has worked with community and advocacy organizations including the Allentown School District Foundation, the Lehigh Valley Zoo, the Climate Action Campaign, Conservation Voters of PA, Common Energy, and Action Together NEPA. He has also served with the ELCA through Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGM) in Senegal from 2022-2023, returning to the United States this summer after a year spent engaging with his faith and building relationships in Yeumbeul Bene Baraque, Senegal. He is currently a member of New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Tripoli, PA.