Volunteer Staff Spotlight

The Role Model: Rev. Vincent Harris

Reverend Vincent Harris has spent the past four years volunteering as a Front Office Coordinator (FOC) at our Anacostia / SE DC office. After more than twenty years of service, Vince retired from the Rectory of St. George’s Episcopal Church, and began searching for new opportunities. He found them at Samaritan Ministry.

The Problem Solver: Doug Leavens

 Doug Leavens has been a hard-working volunteer with Samaritan Ministry for more than two years as Computer Mentor, Resume Writer, Outreach Assistant, and Partner Representative for Christ Church, Kensington.

Joyful Varieties of Service: Bill Kenety

Mr. Bill Kenety, a parishioner with St. John's Norwood - Chevy Chase, has been volunteering as a Front Office Coordinator at Samaritan Ministry's Northwest office for two years.

Volunteer Profile: Michele Lewis-Muzzati

Michele Lewis-Muzatti has joined Samaritan Ministry as our newest volunteer caseworker! Michele, who worships at St. Stephen & the Incarnation---one of the twelve founding parishes of Samaritan Ministry---has known about Samaritan Ministry since its birth in 1986. 

Linda Cole: Beginning Again

Linda Cole is a former Next Step participant, and continues to represent Samaritan Ministry through our Speaker's Bureau (which is composed of former participants who serve as role models and mentors for current participants struggling with homelessness or poverty).

Susan Weinbeck: Creativity Personified

Since 2006, Susan Weinbeck of Epiphany Church (DC) has given her time, talent and treasure to the Samaritan Ministry family -- as a Board Member, Partner Rep, Program Committee Chair, and Front Office Coordinator for the Northern Virginia office.

According to Susan, "My background and passion is in education & service. Samaritan Ministry is a place where I can really give back and continue to make a difference in people's lives".

Gloria Ducker: Radiating God’s Love Through Service

Gloria Ducker is a valuable lifelong volunteer. With a background in social work Gloria started volunteering Samaritan Ministry’s more than ten years. She started out volunteering to help prepare food at Samaritan Ministry’s annual Christmas party hosted by St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church. This is her church which is one of 60+ SMGW Partners. St. Timothy’s Partner Representatives encouraged Gloria to help out at Samaritan Ministry. Eight years ago, after being asked to serve be a Partner Representative. Gloria served for two years as a rep for St. Timothy’s.

Diverse Service with a Cheerful Heart: Meigan Chan

In 1998 Mrs. Meigan Chan began volunteering with Samaritan Ministry and has never stopped! She got involved with us when a friend from St. Timothy's Episcopal Church invited her to a Samaritan Ministry event.

Bringing Joy and Experience: Dr. Charlie Briggs

Dr. Charlie Briggs is one of those volunteers whose energy powers the mission of Samaritan Ministry. Since the fall of 2016 he has been volunteering at the Southeast Office, where he has served as Front Office Coordinator and trained as Casework Associate. On top of this he is a regular volunteer in the Silver Spring Office, where he has served as Casework Associate, shadowing and also covering for Lead Caseworker Kathy Staudt, as well as supporting participants as a computer trainer and resume writer.