Meet the Development and Alumni/ae Relations Staff
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.”
Jaclyn Jones, Alumni/ae Relations Officer
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!