Why I am a Disability Advocate - Joanne Van Sant


Friends to Friends Community Church is a spiritual community primarily made up of people living with intellectual, developmental, and  physical concerns. Joining the Friends to Friends Community Church (RCA) as their pastor also called Joanne into advocacy along with people with intellectual disabilities.

For Joanne, it is important for all to be fully included in worship, offering their gifts, so that everybody is open to Spirit-filled moments of experiencing God. She shares a story of witnessing that grace when “everything was just right in that moment.” Listen to Joanne in her own words below.

Perhaps you have the gifts or know someone with gifts to share as a disability advocate in your congregation. Disability Concerns wants to help you do that. Visit crcna.org/disability/become-advocate to learn about the many ways advocates help make churches places where everybody belongs and everybody serves!

Disability advocate Joanne Van Sant

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