Staff Leadership

Chastity Lord

President & CEO

A national nonprofit leader, Lord has dedicated her life to disrupting systems of inequity through a social justice lens in an effort to bridge the opportunity gap. She has a unique mix of both practitioner and executive leadership and has spent two decades specializing in organizational development, education, college access, fundraising, and leadership development.

Lord has a BA in organizational communication from University of Oklahoma and an MBA in strategy and marketing from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She is a 2012 Pahara-Aspen Fellow with the Aspen Global Leadership Network and serves on the board of Shriver National Center on Poverty and Law.

 


Patty Healy Janssen

Interim Executive Director
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
Patty Healy Janssen, before taking on her current role as Interim Executive Director, she held the position of Director of Development for Jeremiah Program in Minneapolis and St. Paul, and as a JP volunteer prior to that. Through individual giving, corporate and family foundation giving, and events, Patty and her team furthered the mission of Jeremiah and developed strategies to raise millions of dollars to support the families at JP. Prior to that, Patty worked in leadership roles at Visitation School for 20 years in development, admissions, marketing, strategic planning, media relations and public relations. Patty has both her B.A. and M.A. from the University of St. Thomas.

 


Lonnie Pederson

Executive Director
Fargo, ND-Moorhead, MN
Pederson joined Jeremiah after developing a Master of Arts in Leadership Program at the University of Jamestown, where she served as director of this program as well as an assistant professor. Prior roles included serving as vice president at Sanford Health and holding several development roles at Concordia College, including director of the annual fund and external relations, director of annual giving and development associate.


Shannon Moody

Executive Director
Austin, TX
Moody brings more than 20 years of nonprofit experience with expertise in fundraising and strategic planning garnered as development director of many Austin nonprofit organizations, including Austin Children’s Museum and Austin Film Society. She has served on the boards of Austin Heritage Society and SafePlace and Marathon Kids, and is the recipient of an award from the Junior League of Austin for her work with the Teenage Parent Council.


Shivonne McKay

Executive Director
Brooklyn, NY
A global leader and voice, Ms. McKay has proven success throughout her career in nonprofit management intersecting faith, education, and business. Ms. McKay leads the efforts of integrating the innovative, and holistic approach of Jeremiah Program and building campuses throughout Brooklyn, New York. McKay has spent her career teaching, working to eradicate poverty for families, and empowering women and girls as leaders. A contributor to several publications such as Sojourners and Patheos magazines, she is also Co-Author of Becoming a Woman like Ruth. McKay has served on numerous boards and is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. A recipient of the NYC City Council Woman’s Caucus award, McKay was recognized for her work with women and children.


JoMarie Morris

Executive Director
Rochester-Southeast, MN
JoMarie Leth Morris served as a legislative intern for Minnesota State Senator Steven Morse prior to attending William Mitchell College of Law, where she graduated with honors and served as associate editor of the law review. She was a partner at Klampe, Delehanty & Morris law firm in Rochester for 18 years, president of the Olmsted County Bar Association, and an adjunct professor at Winona State University. She has done significant pro bono work relating to domestic abuse, sex and labor trafficking, and citizenship for refugees. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Winona State University.

National Office Staff

Chastity Lord

President & CEO

Debra Wilken

Chief Advancement Officer

Human Resources Director

Michelle Mattson

Executive Assistant to the President & CEO

Delwin Derksen

Finance Manager

Daniel Belich

Senior Accountant

Treshy Schaper

Accountant

Melissa Halsne

Senior Gift Analyst

Brittany Beckman

Gift Processing Specialist

Gordon Volk

Senior Operations Specialist

Sharin Park

Program & Data Specialist

Kathy Rumpza

Director of Marketing Communications

Maureen Rafferty

Grants Director

Emily Lamberty

Grants Manager

Sarah Crompton

Grant Writer

Leadership Team

Staney Rostad

Interim Chief Financial Officer

JoMarie Morris

Executive Director
Rochester Executive Director

Patty Healy Janssen

Interim Executive Director
Mpls - St. Paul Executive Director

Lonnie Pederson

Executive Director
Fargo - Moorhead Executive Director

Shannon Moody

Executive Director
Austin Executive Director

Shivonne McKay

Executive Director
Brooklyn Executive Director

Maureen Rafferty

Grants Director

Jill Miller

Chief of Staff

Archana Patel

Vice President
Parent Programming

Crystal Ward

Vice President
Student Programming

Dale Bryant

Director of IT Operations