Sarah Quezada lives in Atlanta, Georgia, where she writes, runs a business, and constantly unloads the dishwasher. She and her family have lived cross-culturally in their neighborhood (and abroad in Guatemala City) for more than a decade. She learned about the experiences of immigrants while living and working in Los Angeles before eventually marrying her husband Billy, who had emigrated from Guatemala. When they first married, the couple walked together through the immigration system. This journey inspired her first book, Love Undocumented: Risking Trust in a Fearful World. Sarah and Billy are raising two bicultural and trilingual-ish kids.


Briana Stensrud lives in Colorado, with her two young kiddos and husband of 11 years. Like many moms, her days consists of balancing work, community involvement and quality time with her family. (Moms with littles know that's professional speak for strategically muting your phone during conference calls, constantly reheating coffee and taking the kids to Chick-Fil-A, a lot). As a pro-life advocate, writer and speaker, her passion is to equip the Church to think Biblically and pragmatically about exercising a holistic, comprehensive pro-life worldview. Throughout her work in the pro-life movement, Briana continually faced questions from those concerned about immigrants and refugees. Understanding that many concerns were rooted in fear and misinformation she started a journey to re-discover God's heart for the sojourner. 
Tess Clarke and her husband Jason co-founded the peace-building and advocacy organization, Seek
the Peace (SEEK). Tess has trained hundreds of refugee and American women in peacemaking practices while utilizing these opportunities to build bridges between women of different backgrounds. She is the mother of three empowered children and holds a degree in sociology from the University of North Texas.

Welcome. is a digital community of women committed to creating a culture of Christ-like welcome in a divided land.

We believe that Christian women are anointed and called to be peacemakers. We don’t all need to agree on politics or policy to be witnesses for welcome in the name of Jesus in our homes, communities and country.

Welcome. is a collaborative project run in partnership with:

  • World Relief, the relief and development arm of the National Association of Evangelicals.
  • The National Immigration Forum, a non-profit working to find positive immigration solutions with business, law enforcement and faith leaders.
  • We Welcome, a digital community of Christians dedicated to welcoming immigrants and refugees founded by Anne Voskamp and Vickie Reddy.