Sandra Maria Van Opstal
Sandra Maria Van Opstal, a second generation Latina, pastors at Grace and Peace Community on the West Side of Chicago. She is a preacher, liturgist, and activist who is reimagining the intersection of worship and justice. In her fifteen years with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Sandra has mobilized thousands of college students for God’s mission of reconciliation and justice in the world. Sandra served as Director of Worship for the Urbana Missions Conference, Chicago Urban Program Director, Latino National Leadership Team (LaFe), and Northwestern University Team leader (multi-ethnic fellowship). Sandra’s influence has also reached many others through her leadership and preaching on topics such as worship and formation, justice, racial identity and reconciliation, and global mission. Sandra Maria Van Opstal has been published in multiple journals and has authored God’s Graffiti Devotional, Still Evangelical, The Mission of Worship, and The Next Worship.