Voices In My Head (The Rick Lee James Podcast) Episode 459: Christy Staats Ukrainian Refugees and Beyond
Christy Staats is from Stow, Ohio, and went to Miami University receiving a BA in Communications, and BA in Comparative Religion and minor in Sociology. She worked with Cru for 15 years, 11 of which were in the UK and is now affiliate staff. She created Crossings in 2015 for her church in Northeast Ohio to encourage Americans to welcome and come alongside newly arrived refugees in partnership with resettlement and community development organizations and led a similar work with Cru nationally. She was invited to join the Bibles, Badges and Business work of the National Immigration Forum in 2018 and has been organizing and speaking with faith, law enforcement and business leaders about the need for immigration reform since. She is the chair and helped launch the Akron chapter of the AND Campaign and loves helping Christians think of civics and politics as a way to love their neighbors. She is (finally) finishing her Masters in Theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School this spring.