Meet the Development and Alumni/ae Relations Staff

Ray med photo

Ray Joyce, Director of Development

phone: (617) 353-2348

Ray Joyce brings more than 25 years of nonprofit management and fundraising experience to STH along with a marketing and sales background in the private sector. He has spent most of his career to date in public television fundraising and managing a service for visually impaired audiences developed at WGBH, running day to day operations for the station’s new media department and later heading up marketing, development and educational services at WGBY. Ray also served as Executive Director for the grass roots church reform organization Voice of the Faithful. For the past five years he was the Director of Development at Lazarus House Ministries, a gospel-based human services organization, where he led their first-ever capital campaign, surpassing the $5M goal. Earlier in his career he worked in marketing and sales at Wang Laboratories. Ray then served as a Peace Corps volunteer and later volunteered for Habitat for Humanity in the U.S. and abroad. A graduate of Merrimack College, he was a member of their Alumni Executive Board and led their alumni retreat programs for many years. He also co-chaired his former church’s capital campaign and headed up their stewardship committee. Ray earned an MBA with a focus in nonprofit management at Boston University while fundraising for the College of Engineering. He lives in Acton with his wife Michele and their three children. They are active members of St. Elizabeth of Hungary parish. Ray also volunteers as a Cub Scout Master. Ray has expressed his own excitement about his new role in these words: “I very much look forward to getting to know and becoming a part of the STH community, working in collaboration with the faculty, staff, alumni, students and friends to help secure the necessary resources to further the School’s mission, which is as critical today as it was 175 years ago.”


JKJethics_of_leadership_seminar Jaclyn Jones, Alumni/ae Relations Officer

 phone: (617) 353-8972

 Jaclyn Jones has worked in the School of Theology Office of Development and Alumni Relations since 2008 and graduated from the school with a Master of Theological  Studies degree in 2006. Prior to joining the STH team, Jaclyn worked in college admissions for several years. She has also taught writing to middle school students, served as an AmeriCorps*VISTA, and administered a speakers bureau. She is a native of West Virginia and holds a B.A. from Queens University in Charlotte, NC.



cropped pic

Lauren DeLano, Office Assistant

phone: (617) 353-2349

Lauren DeLano is a third year Master’s of Divinity student at the School of Theology. She is a Southern girl at heart (without an accent to prove it) from Fayetteville, Arkansas. Lauren graduated  with a B.A. in Psychology from Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas.  Her primary ministry-related passion is working with young people in youth and campus ministry. Lauren  is seeking ordination as an Elder in the Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Outside of academics, she enjoys watching the Red Sox, Tom Brady, and many other sporting events, as well as planning fun social events or outings for her and her friends!