Team - Welcome. 2.0

Briana Stensrud is a human dignity advocate and the Director of Welcome. Her passion is to equip the Church to engage more consistently and tangibly in holistic human dignity issues. 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 Masters of Biblical & Theological Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary and lives in Colorado Springs with her husband and two kids.

Sarah Quezada is an author, speaker, and advocate. She has a master's in sociology and nearly two decades of experience working across cultures and leading conversations about justice and faith. Her first book, Love Undocumented: Risking Trust in a Fearful World, chronicled her journey through the immigration system with her husband, Billy, who emigrated from Guatemala City. Sarah oversees Welcome.'s fast-growing online community, fostering conversations among Christian women seeking to live out Biblical hospitality. She and Billy also founded GreenTec, a social impact start-up creating sustainable jobs for Guatemalan families and producing eco-friendly construction products. The Quezadas live in Atlanta, Georgia and 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.