Effective August 31, 2015, NHSC is pleased to announce that it has filled the vacated position of the Director of Resource Development. Rev. John Albers comes with a host of skill sets, knowledge base and competencies that will be instrumental in furthering NHSC’s mission and strategic goals.
About Rev. Albers
For more than two decades, Rev. John Albers has made the provision of safe and affordable housing a personal mission. During his years as a parish pastor, he served as an active volunteer with Rebuilding Together Valparaiso to provide home repair and renovations for low-income homeowners with the goal of keeping homeowners warm, safe, and dry. In 2007 Albers was elected to the National Affiliate Council of Rebuilding Together and the next year to the organization’s Board of Directors. As a leader with the Valparaiso Christian Ministerial Association, Albers worked with other community volunteers to establish the Valparaiso Men’s Overnight Shelter and Open Arms Women’s Shelter. He also served on the founding Board of Directors for the Dayspring Women’s Center, a day center for homeless women and at the beginning of his ministry in Valparaiso, served as the building committee co-chair with the local Habitat for Humanity affiliate.
When Albers left the parish and returned to school in 2013, he was hired as the Executive Director for the local Rebuilding Together affiliate, working to increase the capacity of the organization. In the span of his career, Albers has demonstrated success in fundraising, most especially in securing grants from corporate and community foundations, donor engagement, increasing annual fund margins, volunteer recruitment, raising organizational brand awareness and expanding social media presence.
Rev. Albers received a Masters Degree in Nonprofit Management from DePaul University in 2015. He is a graduate of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, and Valparaiso University. His spouse, Debra, works with the Center for Church and Community Relations at Valparaiso University. They are members of First Immanuel Lutheran Church in Chicago.
To learn more about how you can support the work of the LCMS National Housing Support Corporation contact Rev. Albers at (314) 996-1317 or firstname.lastname@example.org.