New Loretto Volunteer Coordinator in Denver is Stephanie Kaufman
Stephanie recently moved to the Denver area from Louisville, where she spent most of her formative years. Her path to the Loretto Community began when she was co-director of CrossRoads Ministry, an urban retreat center in Louisville. She visited the Loretto Motherhouse on retreat and was instantly captivated by the sisters and by the spirit of the Community. She was inspired to come back for another visit … and another and another. She fell in love with the place and people and has felt like a member of the Loretto Community ever since. She considers it a gift to be able to serve the Community as a staff member of the Loretto Volunteer Program.
Stephanie brings to the Loretto Volunteers more than a decade of professional and volunteer experience working with community-based organizations, direct service providers, advocacy organizations and faith-based
groups in an outreach and engagement capacity. Her past work includes community organizing in urban Louisville as an AmeriCorps Vista member, resource development for JustFaith Ministries, and most recently, accompanying young people on retreat with CrossRoads Ministry.
When not working with the Loretto Volunteer Program, Stephanie works with Volunteers of America of Colorado, where she provides supportive services for veterans who are experiencing homelessness.
Stephanie cares deeply about building a more inclusive and equitable community and has been a long-time advocate for social change. She strives to live at the intersection of faith and justice, transcend those barriers and boundaries that divide us, and center the voices and lived experiences of our most marginalized friends and neighbors.
In all things, she aims to work for justice and act for peace — stumbling, stretching, growing and learning along the way. It is with immense gratitude and an open heart that she joins the Loretto Volunteer Program as Denver’s new local Volunteer Coordinator.