Ministry Team

Since 1896, Volunteers of America has transformed lives by reaching and uplifting America’s most vulnerable.

From our beginning, we have sought to reflect love, grace, and healing through our service and ministry.  We seek to serve the needs of the whole person—mind, body and spirit—by bringing together the human service agency and the church.

The ministry of Volunteers of America is a church without walls that is dedicated to serving ALL people. Since arriving in Alaska in 1981, our affiliate’s calling has been to lovingly serve others, care for others, and walk alongside individuals in their spiritual journey.

VOA Alaska’s ministry is one of service, nondiscriminatory in the delivery of our services, providing assistance to people of all faiths and beliefs. 

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Rev. James Marshall (fourth from left), Chief Ministry Officer for Volunteers of America, visited with the Alaska affiliate's ministers and staff during a trip to the state in 2023.

Can We Pray For You?

For more than 125 years, Volunteers of America’s ministers have been praying with and for people throughout our community.

Whatever your prayer need, finding peace of mind provides a foundation of strength to face any situation.

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Meet Our Ministers

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President & CEO
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Training & Support Specialist
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Administrative Operations Manager