Meet our Team

 

Our Senior Editor

I’m Cindy Powell and I was thrilled to join Voices of Justice as Senior Editor in July 2017. I often refer to myself as a simple girl with simple faith. My desire is to love God and love people well. A big part of that means being faithful to use the gifts God has given me for the purposes He has set before me. That, in a nutshell, is what has led me to to take on this new position.

I have long desired to have greater impact in the fight against human trafficking. As many who read and contribute to VOJ know, once you have glimpsed the nightmare experienced by those trapped in the living hell of modern-day slavery—particularly those exploited in the sex trade—looking away isn’t an option. You need to do what you can.

This is me doing what I can. I am thrilled to be able to contribute toward empowering, inspiring, and releasing others to do what they can.  None of us can do everything, but we can all do something. Some statistics indicate that as few as 1% of all human trafficking victims are ever rescued. However, together we can change this statistic and eradicate this gross injustice.

I’m so grateful for the great foundation our founding editor Rachael Williams-Mejri established. There have been many changes since I assumed this role (including a change in name from Grace as Justice to Voices of Justice)–and I’m sure there will be many more in the days ahead–however, the heart and purpose of VOJ will remain the same. We need to make our voices heard on behalf of the ones whose voices have been silenced. They can’t speak out, but we can. We can and we must.

Everyone deserves to be free. I hope you’ll join me as we continue the fight.

Our Featured Columnists

Voices of Justice currently has three regular columnists who share their varied insights in every issue!

Andrea Aasen: Andrea is the Director of XP Missions / Extreme Love Ministries. She is a visionary leader with a heart to see justice released to the nations. Andrea has a desire to see women and children empowered and walking in their God created destinies.  She believes in the power of LOVE to transform nations and individuals, and as a result, has developed various community, business, and advocacy models to support and protect victims of human trafficking, abuse, and other forms of exploitation.

Kezia Hatfield, L.M.F.T: After several years of experience with trauma and recovery, Kezia  believes healthy families  are  the linchpin  to all human growth and restored design. She received her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University and  is a  licensed  Marriage and Family Therapist. She  has worked  exclusively with survivors of sex trafficking and their support systems, while also developing and  overseeing  a residential aftercare program.  Through the adoption of her daughter, Kezia has seen Jesus’ glory in family and the  restoration He brings through the process.  Her  desire  is  to  nurture  the healing  integration of individuals, families, and communities – that what were once  cycles of abuse are  turned into  blessings  for future generations. Kezia is also  the Founder and CEO of Flourish, International.

Hallie Schaefer: Hallie is a freelance writer and web content creator from Indianapolis, Indiana. Earning her degree in Psychology from Grace College and Theological Seminary, she has combined her experience in counseling and love of writing to equip and inspire others. When she is not writing, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three small children, exploring all Indianapolis has to offer.

Our Regular Contributors

In addition to our regular columnists, we are blessed to have a few amazing writers who are regular contributors to Voices of Justice.

 

Rachael Williams-Mejri  Rachael is not only our founding editor but, fortunately for us, she is also still a regular contributor. A fierce freedom fighter wth a love for the written word, Rachael continues to educate and inspire our readers with reviews on a vast array of books related to the subject of human trafficking. You can catch one of her insightful reviews in almost every issue!

 

Jenna Funkhouser has been writing for Voices of Justice/Grace as Justice from the beginning. Jenna lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and a handful of mostly alive houseplants. She studied Creative Writing at Corban University and loves exploring the power of storytelling in giving dignity and advocating for change. She currently works in communications for local anti-trafficking nonprofits.

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