Staff

Eric LeCompte

For more than 20 years, Eric LeCompte has led religious groups to win policies that alleviate poverty, address global conflict and promote human rights.‎ He is the Executive Director of Jubilee USA Network, a development coalition of more than 650 religious groups and US organizations. Learn more about Eric here

 

Lydia C. Andrews

Lydia Andrews is the Deputy Director at Jubilee USA. Lydia works in tandem with the Executive Director on Jubilee USA’s policy, development and communications work and oversees Jubilee’s organizing and outreach efforts. Lydia represents Jubilee in meetings with key decision makers and partner organizations. She joined Jubilee USA as of October 2017. 

Kate Zeller

Kate Zeller is based in Provo, Utah and serves as the Campaigns Director at Jubilee USA. Kate oversees Jubilee USA's national grassroots campaign to increase participation in the Jubilee Congregations program and national Network Council.

Kate grew up in Portland, Oregon and graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and then with a Masters of Public Administration. She also served as a missionary in central and southern Italy, and has worked extensively with anti-trafficking groups in Utah and across the country. She enjoys music, art, being active and spending time with family and friends.

Danica Simonet 

Danica Simonet serves as the Policy Associate for Jubilee USA Network. She supports Jubilee’s campaign priorities by researching, writing, advocating, and contributing to policy education. Simonet is a double major in peace studies and German, with an individualized concentration in forced migration. After spending a gap year in India, and learning about the CSB| SJU peace studies major, Danica knew she had found her vocation. She believes in bringing people together to engage in dialogue, to learn more about our humanity, and to build bridges across religious divides that so often fuel conflict in our world. Danica spent the summer of 2016 in Berlin, Germany, to document the stories of Syrian women and is passionate about advocating for the most vulnerable. She believes that, “now more than ever, it is the time for us to use ‘soft power’ to create the world we can and want to live in,” and she sees “interfaith dialogue and debt relief as key to such a world.”

Sameera Sheikh

Sameera Sheikh is the Development and Executive Associate for Jubilee USA Network where she supports overall office operations, fundraising, grant applications and direct mail outreach. She was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and has spent the last few years living in Saint Joseph, Minnesota where she is currently a junior at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University. Sameera majors in Political Science, with a particular focus on International Relations. She is interested in social justice issues and encouraging civic engagement from the American Muslim population in the United States.

Zach Williams

Zach Williams is the Communications Associate for Jubilee USA Network. He supports the efforts of Jubilee through media outreach, social media, and communication strategy. He was raised in Huntington Beach, California but majors in political science at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. At Loyola Marymount University, he is heavily involved in community service and social justice organizations. He believes that in order to create real social change, systemic issues that marginalize different portions of the population must be effectively addressed.

 

Alec McCulloch

Alexander (Alec) McCulloch is the Outreach Associate for Jubilee USA Network. Alec  works with the campaign director to coordinate outreach efforts and the strengthening of the Jubilee network, as well as operations regarding campaign strategy. Alec is a senior Liberal Arts and Studies Major at Dean College in Franklin, Massachusetts. Alec moved to the United States in September 2010, and attends college as a local student. He is passionate about the value of respect towards others, regardless of political affiliation, race, gender, and other differences. Alec is also passionate about the recognition of differences that aren’t visible to the naked eye.