Regina Q. Banks


Regina Q. Banks, JD joined the Lutheran Office of Public Policy – California as director on January 2, 2019. Banks has served as Policy and Legislative Director for both statewide memberships organizations and within the California Assembly. Her skills and relationships will support LOPP-CA’s expansion goals.

Ms. Banks is a proud alumna of Valparaiso University School of Law, where she was a Jurist Scholar, and Lincoln University of MO.  She states, “I look forward to the marriage of my analytical and advocacy skills with my deep and abiding faith. I admire the work of the LOPP-CA and will work diligently on their behalf for policies that strengthen people and families and honor the majesty of God’s creation.”

Savannah Jorgensen

Savannah Jorgensen began working with LOPP-CA as an ELCA Hunger Advocacy Fellow in October 2022. Following the completion of her fellowship year, Savannah has stayed on as the Legislative Coordinator.

Ms. Jorgensen brings her expertise in weather and climate to this role, having earned her B.S. in Meteorology from Valparaiso University and her M.S. in Atmospheric Science from Texas A&M University. She is most passionate about climate change and environmental justice, saying, “I am excited to continue my work with LOPP-CA, the ELCA, and the interfaith advocacy community as we work for justice in all its forms.”