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.
Michelle Warren lives with her family in Denver, CO. Together they have lived in an immigrant community sharing life alongside and learning from their neighbors for over 20 years. She's been a teacher, worship leader, non-profit manager and public policy specialist. Her proximity to immigrants impacted her perspective so dramatically, she wrote about it in her book, The Power of Proximity, Moving Beyond Awareness to Action. Michelle is passionate about seeing people deeply engage relationships that build bridges and move toward restoration and peacemaking.
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.