Speaker Date Topic
Carmen Vega Dec 09, 2022
Lazarus House Ministries
Lazarus House Ministries

Carmen Vega currently serves as Executive Director of Lazarus House Ministries. She has worked at other positions within the organization for four years, including: Shelter Program Director and Transitional Housing Program Director.   

Before joining Lazarus House she spent over twenty years serving the Greater Lawrence community through a diverse range of entities and organizations including: The Essex County Sheriff’s Department, The City of Lawrence School Department, Family Services of the Merrimack Valley and faith based nonprofits.

Carmen is passionate about Lazarus House’s mission, which is “To honor God in our work by serving every person we encounter with dignity and respect. We offer community, food, shelter, clothing, and advocacy services with an open and non-judgmental heart.”

She was born and raised in the Hancock Housing Projects in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Her family, friends and neighbors all struggled with many issues one witnesses in a typical urban city; some of the same hardships that the families served by Lazarus House are working to overcome. It is through her lived experiences, that Carmen leads the organization to serve families and individuals struggling with food insecurity, poverty, and homelessness.

In her “free” time, Carmen serves as an Associate Pastor at MAJES Worship Center in Lawrence, Massachusetts. She enjoys weekend adventures with her family, which includes her husband Mike, her son Luis, and daughters Diandra and Mikeyla.


Carmen H. Vega, Med, LMHC


  • Master of Education, Mental Health Counseling Mount Washington College
  • LMHC BIO Education Cambridge College
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology North Shore Community College
  • Drug and Alcohol Counseling Certificate Languages
  • Associate Pastor, MAJES Worship Center
Elaine Clements Dec 16, 2022
Andover Center for History & Culture
No Meeting - stop by Old Town Hall, 20 Main St Dec 23, 2022
Bell Ringing for Salvation Army
NO MEETING - Happy New Year! Dec 30, 2022
Jacki Byerley and Lisa Schwarz Jan 06, 2023
Town of Andover Zoning and Master Plan Update
Dave VanArsdale Jan 13, 2023
Traveling with Road Scholar, The University of the World
Traveling with Road Scholar, The University of the World

Our speaker is Dave VanArsdale who retired in 2013 after 41 years in ministry that started in Framingham and concluded as Pastor of Faith Presbyterian Church in Sun City, AZ. We moved to the Edgewood Retirement Community in North Andover in 2016.  We are parents of 3 sons and 8 grandchildren. Dave is now serving as the Chair of the Council on Aging for North Andover.  

Melissa Sherwood Jan 20, 2023
Public Insurance Adjusting
Christine Cloonan Feb 03, 2023
Andover Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar Update