Kaleo Center Staff
(listed alphabetically by first name)
Chelsea Stanton, Program & Admin Coordinator
Chelsea supports frontline social justice organizers and fundraisers with the essential administrative skills that allow them to do social change work most effectively. A person of many passions, Chelsea studied music ministry and writing in undergrad. A calling toward social justice led her to work with people experiencing homelessness and adults with intellectual disabilities through Mission Year and the Episcopal Service Corps in Atlanta, GA. She returned to the Midwest to attend United Theological Seminary where she became the first student to graduate with a Master of Arts in Social Transformation. Chelsea values her identities as an Iowan, a feminist, a Millennial, a first-generation college graduate, an introvert, a highly sensitive person, and an Episcopalian.
You can email Chelsea or call her at 651.255.6150.
Liz Loeb, Associate Director
Liz Loeb is a community organizer, academic, and civil rights attorney with over twenty years of experience in working with intersectional movements towards justice. Liz holds a B.A. from Brown University, a J.D. from New York University, and having completed her Ph.D. work in Law and Society at New York University, and comes to The Kaleo Center after time with the national American Civil Liberties Union, the Center for Constitutional Rights, Neighborhoods Organizing for Change, and TakeAction Minnesota. As a member of LGBTQ and Jewish communities here in the Twin Cities, Liz has both instigated and supported local multi faith efforts to resist the violence of white supremacy in our practices and institutions and to move towards deeper and more accountable liberation. Liz is thrilled to be joining the Kaleo Center as Associate Director, and looks forward to the new challenges and adventures to come.
You can email Liz or call him at 646.621.7931.
Steve Newcom, Founding Director
Rev. Steven Newcom is an ordained minister in the Community of Christ church. Newcom was awarded an Archibald Bush Foundation Leadership Fellowship in 2007-2009 to research the intersection of theological education and social justice ministry. The research identified a fundamental gap within seminary education around the applied competencies of social transformation and effective public witness. Kaleo Center was launched in 2010 to address this gap with the mission of advancing social transformation as a practical theological discipline and core ministerial competency. Prior to founding Kaleo Center, Steve served the Headwaters Foundation for Justice as the Executive Director for 18 years and prior to that worked for the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches.
You can email Steve or call him at 651.255.6139.