Two new staff members begin work at ReconcilingWorks’ St. Paul office

Two new staff members begin work at ReconcilingWorks’ St. Paul office

ReconcilingWorks is pleased to announce that two new people have joined the staff at its headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Ben Masters is the new Executive Assistant, supporting the work of the Executive Director and other staff in a variety of areas, including calendar management, expense reporting, and development. Ben has lived in the Twin Cities since he arrived for a year with Lutheran Volunteer Corps in 2009. In the work of widening the church’s welcome, he continues to be encouraged by the words from the Salvadoran hymn “Vamos Todos al Banquete” (523 in  Evangelical Lutheran Worship): “May we build such a place among us / Where all people are equal in love! / God has called us to work together / And to share everything we have!”

Brit Barkholtz is the 2012-2013 Lutheran Volunteer Corps intern. A graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College, she recently received her BA in Honors Music with emphases in Composition and Piano Performance and a minor in Environmental Studies.  A passionate advocate for “liberty and justice for all,” Brit spent a significant amount of time during her college years volunteering with organizations including the campus environmental groups, the Women’s Awareness Center, and the Gustavus chapter of Queers and Allies. She also is a 5-year member of the street-team volunteer corps for the national non-profit organization To Write Love On Her Arms. Brit’s favorite things include playing piano, laughing with friends, making kids smile, drinking strong church-basement coffee, speaking French, cheering at her siblings’ hockey games, talking about Tanzania, watching the Weather Channel, and wearing pink.

“The hymn that encourages Ben is apt,” said Executive Director Emily Eastwood. “We are pleased that God has called us, including these two new staff members, to work together. We look forward to sharing our office here in St. Paul and our work out in the world with them.”

You may have heard from Ben or Brit already, but this officially announces their start with us. Please join us in welcoming them to the staff.

They can be reached at:

651-665-0861 ext 116

651-665-0861 ext 114