Sophia Jackson, called to the work of Justice for those Marginalized by Incarceration and Addiction, June 2
Minister Sophia Jackson is a graduate of Ohio Christian University. She is currently enrolled in the Master of Divinity & Certificate of Spirituality and Social Change at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley California, where she is pursuing her dream of becoming ordained in the United Church of Christ and becoming a Prison Chaplain; she is also a Member in Training and Care with the Disciples of Christ.
She answered the call to do the work of justice for those marginalized by incarceration and addiction, and her goal is to one day create a foundation that works to end the cycle of recidivism that Mass Incarceration fuels and feeds. She enjoys life to the fullest, even when it is full of the challenges and rigors of being a full-time student, minister, life-partner to Tysha Hayes, and parent to an 2 year old Pitt Bull puppy named Rootie Marie.
We’ll have an informal Q and A with her during coffee hour. Come join us!
Rosario Ibarra, Disciples of Christ Church Extension Fund advisor, June 9
From Rev. Ibarra:
“If our church buildings could talk, what story would they tell? Challenging times inspire creativity in our communities of faith. Let’s explore how our congregations are responding to God’s call to mission and ministry.”
Rosario is building and capital services advisor for Disciples Church Extension Fund and is passionate about the church using its space to its fullest extent. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Ricardo Palma University in Peru and a Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA. She is originally from Peru.