calendar October 12, 2023 in News

LAMPa Names Communications and Advocacy Engagement Manager

LAMPa is pleased to welcome the Rev. Erin Jones as our Communications and Advocacy Engagement Manager.

Jones, an ELCA pastor serving in Southwestern Pennsylvania Synod since 2018, brings experience in advocacy, communications and ecumenical community-building justice work to the position.

“I’m beyond happy that Pastor Erin said ‘Yes’ to this new call,” said LAMPa Director Tracey DePasquale. The role itself is new, and the search was extensive. “In the process,” DePasquale said, “we were blessed to meet people with an incredible variety of gifts who are seeking to live out their faith in transformative ways. It’s a big job, requiring a challenging set of skills to find in one person.

“I’ve been so impressed with the collegiality, bold humility and commitment to accompaniment evident in the SWPA Synod teams working on hunger, creation care and housing, and particularly in efforts addressing racism and authentic diversity, with which Pastor Erin has been deeply involved,” DePasquale said. “I’ve had the opportunity to see her in action in the work that she will be facilitating with LAMPa. Our relationships in western Pennsylvania have always been strong, but having a staff member based there again will make it easier to stay connected and to support ministries on that side of the Alleghenies.”