I recently heard Jill Briscoe say that your mission field is “the place between your own two feet.” In other words, everywhere we go.
I am devoted to this city, its healing, prosperity and freedom. I want to see God restore justice for the poor, ease suffering and isolation and build community.
Only God does the growing. But I will do the laboring.
San Francisco is my home and mission field. A complex, culturally diverse community of extreme wealth, innovation and vibrant energy, San Francisco is also a place of great isolation, poverty and lack of connection.
I am an urban missionary. My uniform: sturdy boots, jeans, rain jacket, backpack and the Holy Spirit. Add in courage from the Word, compassion from Jesus and my own brand of boldness. I’m all in.
There are two specific ways I’ve been called. I am a full-time staff member of Because Justice Matters, a San Francisco based 501(c)(3) which serves women and girls in the Tenderloin. I am also a prayer minister and City Leader for Immanuel Approach Prayer. It is my pleasure to share these two passions with you, as they are intricately entwined and beautifully complementary.
Because Justice Matters
Women and girls in the Tenderloin have a tough daily fight to survive, whether battling conditions on the street, or battling cultural and sexual stereotypes that limit their dreams. At BJM, I join their fight, to lend my energy, compassion and voice to champion hope that transforms.
In addition to women’s ministry, I help others engage with the mission of BJM through community outreach, social media and by partnerships with churches, companies, organizations and individuals supporters. As we engage together, hearts and lives are transformed.
Immanuel Approach Prayer
My husband Dave and I are San Francisco City Leaders for a healing prayer practice which encourages greater intimacy with Immanuel, God with Us. In addition to free training and workshops for the San Francisco community, I lead and equip our team at BJM to bring this healing prayer into their ministries and personal devotions. As a result, we are seeing the Immanuel Prayer culture transform our prayer time with the women and girls we serve, along with the joy and comfort that comes from a personal encounter with Jesus.
Join me on this journey. Together, we will see the “goodness of our God in the land of the living.” He is good, He is great, and He is able.