Providing Access to the Faith
Making sure that Disability Ministry is just as accessible to the people serving as the people being served.
After a strong nudge from the Holy Spirit, Witness to Dignity was formed in 2018 to ensure that Disability-Inclusive practices became standard in faith spaces. Witness to Dignity is a collaborative effort of people with the knowledge and experience to make meaningful and lasting change.
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Uniting a passion for faith and inclusion
We equip and empower clergy, staff, and volunteers to serve people with diverse needs and abilities effectively in churches, schools and other faith-based organizations. We help you develop skills and strategies without maxing out on time or causing a strain on resources.
Our mission is to help you have the confidence and capacity to serve those with diverse abilities in your place of worship. Our team has years of experience in both ministry and education. We are experts in helping you elevate inclusive practices for people with disabilities without putting a strain on your time or resources. From one non-profit to another, we will meet you and walk (or wheel) alongside you.
Advocating for Access
We have the resources you need to take your ministry further.
We strive to celebrate each person as a part of the church community. We seek the health and well-being of the whole person, including Spiritual Health. We want to witness to the dignity of those with diverse needs and abilities, which includes, but is not limited to, those with:
Emotional Health Impacts, such as Anxiety, Depression. Mood Imbalances, etc.
Down Syndrome and Other Syndromes
Cognitive or Processing Impacts
Deafness or Hearing Loss
Learning Disabilities, such as Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, etc.
Meet Our Board
Ashley is a Campus Minister at a Private High School. One of her passions is experiencing music, art, and culture in a space of creativity through the lens of faith, truth, beauty, and goodness.
Brittany recently moved into a new position as Manager of Connected Schools in her local school district. One of her passions is advocating for students by consulting with teachers, staff and administration to promote school community.
Ashley is a Project Lead for the Federal Government, runs her own Consulting Business, and serves on the Board of various humanitarian organizations. One of her passions is providing resources, access, and community to underrepresented populations.
Stay tuned for additional Board Member announcements
M.Ed.; Certified Crisis Trainer
Sarah is an Educational and Behavioral Consultant. She has been a Consultant and Coach for just short of a decade and a Disability-Inclusive Educator for years prior to that. Sarah completed an undergraduate degree at Franciscan University of Steubenville and a Master's at George Mason University. Sarah's favorite topics are community and relationships, behavior, social-emotional learning, executive functioning and inclusion. She is a certified trainer in crisis prevention and utilizes trauma-informed supports, behavior analysis, and emotionally-focused strategies in her coaching and training.
Sarah has worked and volunteered in various roles in education and ministry for 19 years. Her experience in ministry ranges widely in various volunteer and work roles, as well as, various types of ministry from youth ministry to liturgy and worship. She has had the opportunity to initiate and lead many events, groups, and teams which has allowed her to see firsthand systems and strategies that create space for people with disabilities and how to realistically problem-solve through barriers. One of her passions is advocating for disability accessibility so that everyone can experience true community and belonging.