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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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Our Story

Every website has a story, and your visitors want to hear yours. This space is a great opportunity to give a full background on who you are, what your team does, and what your site has to offer. Double click on the text box to start editing your content and make sure to add all the relevant details you want site visitors to know.

If you’re a business, talk about how you started and share your professional journey. Explain your core values, your commitment to customers, and how you stand out from the crowd. Add a photo, gallery, or video for even more engagement.

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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.

  • Autism

  • Emotional Health Impacts, such as Anxiety, Depression. Mood Imbalances, etc.

  • ADHD

  • Down Syndrome and Other Syndromes

  • Physical Disabilities

  • ​​Cognitive or Processing Impacts
  • Deafness or Hearing Loss

  • Vision Loss

  • Learning Disabilities, such as Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, etc.

  • Medical Conditions

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Meet Our Board

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Ashley Arominski

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. 

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Brittany Crumbling

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. 

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Ashley Shuler

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

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Sarah Schmitt
M.Ed.; Certified Crisis Trainer

Director

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.

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