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 re-imagining the intersection of worship and justice. In her fifteen years with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Sandra 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 (Multiethnic fellowship).

By Sandra Maria Van Opstal

Reverend Sandra Maria Van Opstal preaches a powerful message out of Luke 10:25-37, the Parable of the Good Samaritan.  She challenges us to not allow indecision to stop us from doing something great that the world is waiting for. She reminds us that indecision IS a decision. The invitation we have from Jesus is to "Go, and do likewise."