Meet the Chairs!


2023 Luncheon Chairs


Board Member Lisa James

Lisa has lived and worked in the Bellevue community for over 20 years. She is the Principal of LJ Design, Residential Interior Design. Her introduction to Bellevue LifeSpring was via the Yarrow Point Circle over 20 years ago. Currently, she is Chairing the Circle Round Table Committee and hopes to foster collaboration and unity within the Circles and increased communication between the Board and Circle Members. She has also volunteered in a number of capacities (Thrift Shop, Holiday Adopt-A-Family, the Annual Luncheon, and Uncork the Night wine tasting and auction fundraising committees). Lisa is passionate about Bellevue LifeSpring’s mission and is interested in increasing awareness of Bellevue LifeSpring through the creation of mutually beneficial partnerships within our community.


Lindsay Rucker

Lindsay Rucker is the owner of Greet West Bellevue magazine (formerly known as Points Living). Lindsay first became aware of Bellevue LifeSpring’s mission when she purchased Points Living from the previous owner in April of 2017. Between the two owners, the publication has had a long-standing partnership with Bellevue Lifespring as a trusted media partner since 2010. She is also a past chair for the “Uncork the Night” event and a constant advocate for the Bellevue LifeSpring organization. 


Ellen Wilwerding

Ellen has been a part of the Bellevue LifeSpring family since 2016 when she attended her first luncheon at the invitation of a neighbor. She immediately connected with the LifeSpring mission and was compelled to jump in and help Bellevue children and families obtain stability and self-sufficiency. Over the years, she has been involved in various capacities within the organization, including Co-Chair of Uncork the Night, a member of One Circle, and the packer of thousands of snack bags that ended up in the hands of children in need throughout the school district. Ellen proudly resides in Bellevue with her husband and son, a senior at Bellevue High School.