Melinda McAliney serves as the Program Director for both Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis and Send Me St. Louis. She has spent more than 20 years working in the fields of philanthropy and volunteer management, and in both the nonprofit and corporate sectors.
Melinda has been married for over 23 years and has two amazing young children. She has a Bachelor of Science in psychology and sociology from Illinois Wesleyan University, and a Master of Social Work from Washington University.
Melinda has a passion for both volunteerism and the use of data and outcomes to help deliver effective programs and services. She currently volunteers with the Gateway Center for Giving, St. Louis Alliance for Reentry, her childrens’ school, and Community Council of St. Charles County. She is a past volunteer President of the Junior League of St. Louis.
Matt Miller acts as the Church & Community Engagement Officer for Send Me St. Louis. He trains, coaches, and connects churches and faith-based nonprofits as they seek to serve their communities and create cultures that encourage participation and volunteerism.
Matt has spent close to ten years working in the faith-based nonprofit world. He began his career in Chicago with Young Life, then went on to serve in both the Undergraduate Admission and Student Success/Retention departments at Concordia University Chicago.
Matt has a Bachelor of Arts in Theology from Concordia University Chicago, a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Dominican University, and a Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Raised in the Lutheran church and a graduate of Lutheran High School South, Matt is passionate about the intersection of the church and local community. He desires to see churches become part of their neighborhood, contributing to their health and being the Body of Christ to a world desperately in need of the Gospel. Matt lives just south of Tower Grove Park in south St. Louis city with his wife, daughter, and two pets, one cat and a Basset Hound named “Bolt”. He currently volunteers with Young Life – Urban St. Louis, Lutheran Development Group, and serves as a block captain in his neighborhood.
Mandy Norbi is the Events & Communications Coordinator at Send Me St. Louis. She organizes all event logistics and manages all of Send Me’s print, email, website, and social media communications.
Mandy earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Missions (with a minor in Spanish) from Concordia University Wisconsin. She also has a Certificate in Non-profit Administration from Louisiana State University – Shreveport.
Mandy’s core passion is sharing God’s love through relational, hands-on, compassion ministry. She has tutored inner-city children, done Katrina relief in New Orleans, and helped build 2 homes through Casas por Cristo, one in Mexico and one in Guatemala. In 2014, she embarked on a 7-month journey to 7 different countries as a World Race missionary through Adventures in Missions. While in South Africa month 6 of the journey, she met the man of her dreams and they tied the knot in November 2016!