Meet the Staff of RVM
As the founder of the Racine Vocational Ministry, James served as the primary case manager from 2002 (the agency's inception) until approximately 2007. His current role as Executive Director involves developing relationships with potential funders, employers and board members to strengthen the agency's capacity to provide greater service to community businesses by helping to prepare potential workers for workplace needs and by helping participants become more civically engaged. When he is not leading RVM, James can usually be found conducting the Choral Arts Society of Wisconsin.
Lori conducts participant intake assessments and provides employment readiness training through the Solutions for Success workshop. She has been with the organization since 2005. She holds a BA degree in Mathematics with experience in data management in both the corporate and non-profit sectors and has experience working in GED and ABE settings. She aspires to earn a master's degree in social work and social ministry.
Second Chance Program Director
Heather began her work at RVM in 2014 after obtaining her degree in Human Services. She is passionate about serving her participants and enjoys working alongside her colleagues to help transform lives. Heather believes change is always possible and that second chances matter.
Hope Wesley is a recent Carthage College student with a Bachelor of Art in Social Work and a minor in Religious Studies. Prior to Carthage, Hope attended Gateway Technical College and graduated with an Associate Degree in Applied Science in Human Services. Currently, Hope is the Second Chance Case Manager. This position allows Hope to work within her passion of helping to reintegrate individuals into society. Reentry is an important part of community. As a person that loves her community, there's no other work she'd rather be doing.
Megan is very happy to be the newest member of the RVM/KVM family. Megan received her Associate's Degree from Gateway in Human Services and her Paralegal Degree from Parkside. She has always had a passion for helping people and is excited to help the awesome participants and staff at the Racine office. When not in the office, you can find Megan being the biggest cheerleader at her son's events, attending concerts, cuddling with her dog, or trying a new recipe from her cookbook collection.