There are countless volunteer opportunities available for us to select from in our daily lives. Nonprofit organizations have a list of never-ending needs. Without dedicated volunteers, nonprofits would be unable to fulfill their overall missions.


Meet LLEM’s newest volunteer, Sheila Dillion. Sheila was born and raised in Cumberland, MD, and her vast experience in the nonprofit sector is going to be a welcome addition to LLEM’s comprehensive ministry program.


We’re excited to have someone on our team who believes strongly in fulfilling God’s work and to have a partner who shares our passion for serving the world’s poor. Sheila has spent all her adult life in service to the Lord, and she’s a great fit for us.


In fact, her educational credentials and experiences can’t be beat! She holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Frostburg State University, Frostburg, MD, with 12 hours of graduate work in counseling. She was employed at Friends Aware for three years working with disabled adults in residential settings. She was also  a family therapist at Allegany County Health Department for 15 years, as well as a Child Support Court Agent for Allegany County Department of Social Services. She retired from employment in May 2015.


In addition to these stellar educational achievements, Sheila’s vast work experience in the non-profit sector will help LLEM reach our philanthropic goals.


Sheila has served in many churches throughout the United States, including churches in New Orleans, Clarksburg, WV, and Cumberland, MD.


We’ll be using her skills and expertise in many different ways. We look forward to utilizing her great communication and marketing skills to help us expand our outreach, improve our social media campaign, and work to develop more effective marketing materials, including brochures and annual reports.


Sheila’s enthusiasm, dedication, and love of volunteerism shines bright.


When asked why she selected LLEM International to volunteer, she remarked,


“My spirit-filled grandmother prayed fervently for Africa. As a young woman, my heart was moved by her mission stories about the needs of that continent. Then, ten years ago, I was blessed with a Nigerian son-in-law. Again, I was moved with a love and burden for Africa. One Sunday during worship, a man shared  God’s plan for a small Nigerian community. God flooded my body with a fire for LLEM. I am SO grateful for this ministry.”


We warmly welcome Sheila to the LLEM family!