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Exodus Lending works with financially excluded Minnesotans to advance economic justice through consumer lending, community organizing, and advocacy.

What We Do

We get Minnesotans out of predatory loan debt and back on track financially by enrolling and supporting them in a 0% interest refinance program, lending up to $1,500 to qualified participants.

Why We Do It

We envision a financial system where everyone, particularly those who’ve been historically and systemically excluded, can access, protect, and build wealth.


Meet Our Staff

Anne Leland Clark

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Executive Director

Anne Leland Clark joined as Executive Director on February 7, 2022 after serving on the board for 4 years. Anne is an experienced and passionate advocate for financial inclusion and economic justice. For the previous decade, she worked as the Financial Capability + Learning Director at Prepare + Prosper designing and supporting financial coaching and inclusion programs. Before that she earned her Masters Degree in Public Policy from the Humphrey School and ran an English school for immigrant and refugee adults.

Jeremiah Fuller

he/him
Director of Lending and Programs

Jeremiah is an experienced community and justice advocate having served as a Director of Community and Church engagement for Safe Families For Children. In this role, his work was focused on keeping children in a safe environment during a family crisis. In partnership with churches and the community, his role was crucial to many families across the metro. He has personally witnessed the devastation the predatory loan system can have on the community, and has a strong passion for inclusion and economic justice.

Meghan Olsen Biebighauser

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Organizing Director

Meghan Olsen Biebighauser joined the staff as Organizing Director in September of 2022. She has worked the last ten years as a community organizer – first at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Minneapolis and later at the Minneapolis Area Synod of the ELCA. Meghan was one of the founders of Exodus Lending as it was born out of Holy Trinity’s organizing work, and she’s thrilled to return to Exodus and continue to convene the Minnesotans for Fair Lending coalition.

Kaitlyn Szabo

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Finance and Operations Director

Kaitlyn studied urban studies and sociology of law at the University of Minnesota. During her undergraduate career, she spent time working with a research group focused on supporting military families and interning with a tenant’s rights advocacy organization as well as a community foundation supporting social justice initiatives throughout Minnesota.

Anika Riewe

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Engagement Manager

Anika has been with Exodus Lending since 2018, she considers herself a people-person and is committed to building up communities and fighting for equity within social systems. She graduated from the University of St. Thomas where she earned degrees in Justice & Peace Studies and Psychology.

Troye Dylla

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Program Coordinator

Troye joined Exodus Lending in April 2023. A compassionate caregiver, independent contractor, and community organizer, Troye carries their working class background to the forefront of their work. Their bachelors degree in Global Studies with an emphasis in Human Rights and Justice further informs their lived experiences as someone who is non-binary, a worker, and on the autism spectrum. Troye fully believes the words of their elders, "Nothing for us, without us," which brought them to work in nonprofits.

Patrick Black

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Program Coordinator

Patrick, a seasoned Loan Officer, brings over 7 years of diverse consumer lending experience to Exodus Lending. With a background across various-sized banks, he demonstrates expertise in evaluating loan requests, analyzing financial information, and fostering positive customer experiences. Patrick is dedicated to promoting financial literacy and empowering consumers, driving Exodus Lending's mission to liberate Minnesotans from predatory loan debt.


Executive Board Members

Vienna Wilson

President

Metropolitan Council

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Missy Juliette

Vice-President

Finance Professional at the University of Minnesota

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Kim Miller

Secretary

Program Coordinator, LSS Financial Counseling

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Board Members At-Large

Timothy Anderson

Board Member

Consumer Protection Attorney

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Roxanny Armendariz

Board Member

Financial Counselor, NeDA

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Anna Brelje

Board Member

Education Minnesota, Political Organizer

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Latichia (Tish) Harper

Board Member

Sls Enablement Program Mgr, Medtronic

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Sola Olateju

Board Member

Employee Benefits Consultant, USI Insurance Services

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Ryan Smith

Board Member

Director of Government Affairs, Minnesota Credit Union Network

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Mike Steele

Board Member

Director, Strategy, Medicare and Medicaid Quality at UHC

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James Unglaube

Board Member

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Dave Walters

Board Member

Vice President of Lending Blaze Credit Union

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Exodus Lending Meets Standards!

Exodus Lending is a Charities Review Council Meets Standards Organization! The "Meets Standards" seal demonstrates our alignment with widely accepted standards of accountability, responsibility, integrity, and transparency to donors as well as the general public.
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In accordance with federal laws and U.S. Department of the Treasury policy, this organization is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write to:
U.S. Department of the Treasury, Director, Office of Civil Rights and Equal Employment Opportunity 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20220; call (202) 622-1160; or send an e-mail to: [email protected].
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