All posts by: Heather Evans

What Refugees in Your Neighborhood Need from You

Dr. Heather Evans shared with Christianity Today her experience from visiting a Congolese refugee camp in 2014 to meeting and welcoming refugees in America in 2015. She sees the influx of refugees as “a mission field arriving in the United... Read More

Lessons Learned in Quarantine during a Global Pandemic

Quarantine. When it seems all has been stripped away, what remains? Comfort traded for uncertainty. Ease becomes disruption. Anticipation leads to loss. Shared spaces become divided souls. Joyful moments to forced boundaries. Sense of time is disordered (how do weeks... Read More

Gracious Hospitality: Welcoming My New Neighbor Webinar

Dr. Heather Evans joined Rev. Valerie Andrews, Dr. Krayer and Katherine Obenschain on a live-stream webinar to discuss how we can best greet and care for refugees coming to the States. Together they layout the history, culture, and current context... Read More

Listening to Trafficking Survivors

The Bellweather Digest, a global magazine, recently featured Dr. Heather Evans in its Women in Leadership column.¬†Heather shares lessons she’s learned along the journey of listening to trafficking survivors. This excerpt comes from her new book Understanding Complex Trauma and... Read More

New Book by Dr. Evans Out Now

Dr. Heather Evans just released her second book Understanding Complex Trauma and Post-Traumatic Growth in Survivors of Sex Trafficking.  From the publisher: Foregrounding the voices of women who have survived experiences of domestic sex trafficking in the US, this text... Read More

Sex Trafficking: A Christian’s Vital Call to Respond

In this video Dr. Heather Evans speaks at Cairn University’s chapel. She shares what human trafficking is, what it looks like locally and how Christians are to respond.... Read More

#ChurchToo Through the Lens of Trauma

#ChurchToo is a social media movement that illuminates abuse in church or ministry environments. The movement enables survivors to “advocate, share their stories, and connect with one another using the hashtag #ChurchToo.” Dr. Evans and Hannah Wildasin’s article in the... Read More

Voices of Sex Trafficking Survivors with OT Uncorked

Dr. Heather Evans and Miranda from the OT Uncorked podcast talk about Heather’s work with VAST, the Voices of Sex Trafficking Survivors project, and how the work of trauma found Heather. They discuss what trauma is, how to approach healing... Read More

The Call to Courage

Dr. Heather Evans sits down with Deb Cummins Stellato on the Think Courageously podcast. Heather shares her journey of working with women and how “the work of trauma found her.” Heather and Deb explore the connection between the word courage... Read More

Dealing with Trauma: What is it? How do we deal with it?

Dr. Heather Evans sits down with Joe Velarde, Lead Pastor of Riverbend Community Church on the podcast Vision for the Valley. They take a look at what trauma is, what it does to us, and some helpful ways to process... Read More