New name, same mission! LIRS is becoming Global Refuge. Learn more.

New name.
Same mission.

LIRS is now Global Refuge.

Welcoming newcomers since 1939.

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Development and Mobilization Team

Our team is here to help with any questions you have about giving to or getting involved with Global Refuge.

Meet the Team

  • Andrew G. Steele

    Chief Development and Mobilization Officer

  • Nassir Ahmad

    Philanthropic Advisor

  • Bethany Barkley

    Corporate Relations Officer


  • Dan Beirne

    Director for Mobilization & Faith Relations

  • Jon Buuck

    Senior Philanthropic Advisor


  • Beth Nelson Chase

    Director of Major and Planned Giving

    Email | 410 625 6721

  • Dawn Clark

    Gift Processor

  • Ruth Famini

    Senior Grants Manager

  • Hannah Freedberg

    Philanthropic Advisor

    Email | 667 354 3975

  • Zarmina Hamidi

    Constituent Engagement Specialist

  • Kendra Hernandez

    Corporate Giving Specialist

    Email | 410 625 6734

  • Leah Johnson

    Foundation Relations Officer

  • Headshot of Deacon Sarah Kretschmann

    Deacon Sarah Kretschmann

    Congregational Engagement Specialist


  • Valerie Kurka

    Manager for Donor Services and Annual Giving

    Email | 240 630 3562

  • Headshot of Natalie Ledeboer-Cid

    Natalie Ledeboer-Cid

    Grants Coordinator


  • Karla Leitzman

    Philanthropic Advisor


  • Nathan M. Lundgren

    Leadership Giving Officer

    Email | 218 210 0541

  • Headshot of Elizabeth Musaka

    Elizabeth Mukasa

    Training and Programs Officer


  • Shanshan Ni

    Development Associate

  • Kaitlyn Oberhaus

    Donor Database Specialist

  • Betsabe Rosas

    Coordinator for Development & Mobilization


  • Rev. Eric C. Shafer


  • Bradley Stefan

    Prospect Research Analyst

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