State VOAD leadership is comprised of Members from across the State. For information on how to get in contact with our team, please visit our Contact Us page, or click on the team member that you wish to contact.
Pastor Phil is the Chairperson of Maryland VOAD. He is a member representative for Lutheran Disaster Response (Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries).
Pastor Phil has been a disaster consultant for the Lutheran Church since 1985, when he responded to his first disaster as a parish pastor in West Virginia following the remnants of Hurricane Juan depositing 24″ of rain in 30 hours on the Potomac Highlands. Since then he as responded to 18 Federally declared disasters throughout the eastern United States and Caribbean. He now serves as Disaster Response Coordinator for Maryland and Delaware for Lutheran Disaster Response through Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries.
He provides expertise in assisting communities to establish and form Long Term Recovery Committees and Disaster Staff, Disaster Management and Logistics, and Disaster Case Management. At the request of the Somerset County Long Term Recovery Committee, he helped lead their efforts after Superstorm Sandy, from October 2012 through September 2015.
He has served as Chairperson of Maryland VOAD since March 2017. He can be reached by cell phone or text messaging at (410) 375-5053 or by email at email@example.com.
Burton is the Vice Chairperson for Maryland VOAD. He is a member representative for Hope Animal Assisted Crisis Response.
Christina is the Secretary for Maryland VOAD. She is a member representative for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Bruce Morgenstern is Treasurer for Maryland VOAD. He is a member representative for Anne Arundel County & City of Annapolis Community Emergency Response Team.
Jenn Dorsch-Messler is the Communications Coordinator for Maryland VOAD. She is a member representative for Church of the Brethren Disaster Ministries.
Joe Hurst is the Recording Secretary for Maryland VOAD. He is a member representative for the American Red Cross.