Mia was born and raised in the Sacramento area. She graduated from William Jessup University with a BA in Bible & Theology and is pursuing a master’s degree in Biblical Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary. For the last 8 years Mia has worked in the context of worship and youth ministry and LOVES walking alongside people of every age to see how God can use their unique gifts to serve and build up the church. Mia loves being outside playing sports, baseball especially, go Oakland A’s! She is often found in coffee shops spending time with old and new friends or reading the Bible. She loves day trips to Donner Lake, cooking up new recipes, listening to music and learning different instruments. And if this means anything to you, she is a 9 on the enneagram.
When I was 6 years old I was invited to attend an event over the summer at my friends church. For 3 days, I heard about who God was, that he sent his son to die for my sins and how much he loved me. After that event I just wanted to go back to church each week to keep learning more about this amazing God. In junior high I was shy but that didn’t keep me from wearing every Jesus shirt I could get my hands on so that I could be a walking billboard to tell people how much God loved them too! Though I no longer have those shirts, one verse I have tried to live by is Acts 20:24, “But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.” Knowing Jesus has been the joy of my life and it is undeniable that God has his hand over every part of my story.
HOPE FOR GRACE SACRAMENTO
I think there is something so beautiful about cities! And when I read through Scripture about cities that have been and the one that will be (Rev. 21:9-27), I am reminded of God’s heart for the city, his compassion, mercy, and grace. My hope is that Grace Sacramento will be a place in the city where anyone who walks through the doors will know “God is in this place.” That those who have never heard of Jesus, those who have followed him as long as they remember and everyone in between would find a home. My prayer is that in everything we do, Christ would be glorified and that we would have the opportunity to share Jesus with all who need the Good News!