Team - Welcome. 2.0

Briana Stensrud is the Director of Welcome. and lives in Colorado, with her two young kiddos and husband of 11 years. Like many moms, her days consist 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). 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. She holds a degree in Communications from Iowa State University and a Masters of Biblical & Theological Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary.

Sarah Quezada is an author, speaker, and advocate in Atlanta, Georgia. She has a master's in sociology and first began learning about the experiences of immigrants while living and working in Los Angeles before eventually marrying her husband Billy, who had emigrated from Guatemala. Together, the couple walked through the immigration system, and this journey inspired her first book, Love Undocumented: Risking Trust in a Fearful World. Sarah and Billy also founded Bridge Guatemala, a social impact start-up creating sustainable jobs and producing eco-friendly construction products. The Quezadas are raising two bicultural and trilingual-ish kids.

 
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.