Kari Lenander, Interim Executive Director
Kari Lenander grew up in the Midwest and attended college at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD where she received a degree in Business / Communications. During her BSC years, 2008-2010, she served as the Border Immersion program coordinator at Iglesia Luterana Cristo Rey in El Paso, TX. Kari returned to the border in 2011 to become the program coordinator for Border Servant Corps, assisting to expand the program, working with those who strive for peace and justice on the borderland. In May 2013, she was named interim executive director and looks forward to continuing the work of Border Servant Corps.
Cynthia Pompa, El Paso Program Coordinator
Cynthia Pompa grew up in the El Paso/Juárez border and graduated from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX with a degree in Economics and International Relations. After college, she was part of an AmeriCorps program, Public Allies, where she served as an Assistant Community Advocate at Project Quest in San Antonio, TX. Pursuing her interest in international development, Cynthia became an Augustinian Volunteer and served for a year in northern Peru, teaching computers and developing health programs with the local diocese. In 2013, she returned to the border and became the Program Coordinator at El Paso, TX. She looks forward to supporting volunteers in her home town and working with organizations that seek social justice.
Sara Melton, Las Cruces Program Coordinator
Sara Melton joined the Border Servant Corps staff as the program coordinator for Las Cruces, NM. Originally from New York, Sara first arrived to the border region after receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Latin American and Caribbean Studies from Union College in Schenectady, NY. As a Border Servant Corps volunteer, 2008-2010, Sara served at Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center, Iglesia Luterana Cristo Rey, and Centro Mujeres de la Esperanza. Since her years as a volunteer, Sara has worked in social service settings, working with vulnerable populations and striving for a more just world. Sara returned to the borderland and served on the Border Servant Corps’ board of directors from 2012-2013. Sara is excited to serve the border region again by supporting the volunteers in their year of service.