Team - Welcome. 2.0

Briana Stensrud is a human dignity advocate and the Director of Women 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 Women of 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.

Nicole Walters is a writer and communications professional who currently lives in Georgia but has lived and left parts of her heart in the Middle East and South Asia. After moving back to the U.S. from the Middle East and wanting to stay involved in the international community, Nicole discovered the vibrant refugee community in her backyard. Her family then moved to Bangladesh to support locally-led efforts in small business development and education in rural and refugee communities. She is passionate about faith and justice, in humbly learning through open doors and hearts and loves to write stories about the intersection of faith and action. Nicole holds a degree in Religion from the University of Georgia and is currently pursuing a MA in Practical Theology at Winebrenner Theological Seminary. She and her husband are raising two children who have caught their wanderlust.