A F F I L I A T E S & P A R T N E R S
AbolitionNC actively participates in the prevention of human trafficking and the restoration of survivors through community education, resources, collaboration, and prayer. Natasha serves on the Board of Directors and primarily supports the work of AbolitionNC by organizing and championing education and awareness opportunities, networking and community mobilizing.
Natasha has served as a general contributor to Christianity Today’s leadership magazines and blogs since 2013. Her writing has been featured in Leadership Journal, Gifted for Leadership, Her.meneutics, Today’s Christian Woman, SmallGroups.com, and BuildingChurchLeaders.com.
Natasha is a Covenanter at Grace Community Church in Greensboro, NC. The focus of Grace is to make disciples who live out the gospel crossing racial and economic lines
On May 17, 2014, Natasha graduated cum laude with a M.A. in Christian Leadership from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary at the Charlotte, NC campus. She was also honored to receive the Redemptive Leadership Award, and represented her classmates as a speaker at the commencement ceremony. Following graduation, Natasha served as the Assistant Director of the Center for the Development of Evangelical Leadership (CDEL) where she worked with her mentor, Dr. Rodney Cooper, to revitalize the center. The highlight of her time at the center included arranging a partnership with the Mosaix Global Network, and organizing the first ever Mosaix Multi-ethnic Church Planting Leaders’ Summit.
Through the hope and power of Christ and through the influence of positive relationships, Hope Academy educates, encourages, and equips middle school students in order to transform their futures. Natasha serves on the Board of Directors at this school because she believes that every child is created in the image of God. When given the proper academic foundation, grooming in a loving Christian environment, a long-term supportive network, and the right opportunities, there are endless possibilities for these children of God. It is Natasha’s desire to see every child at Hope Academy strive to become their best selves to the glory of God, for the betterment of their families, our community, and society.
Natasha is the visionary founder of Leadership LINKS, Inc. Leadership LINKS is a growing faith-based, charitable, and educational nonprofit organization incorporated in Guilford County, North Carolina. Founded and led by veterans, Leadership LINKS, Inc. enriches communities through leadership, mentoring, and education. The purpose of Leadership LINKS is to educate and equip servant leaders who are committed to using their skills and resources for the greater good of humanity. The organizational vision is to connect people with purpose, and we accomplish this vision by offering leadership education that facilitates impactful living, character and spiritual development. The LINKS reflect our core values of Love, Inspiration, Network, Knowledge, and Service—all of which are integral to our community and organizational strength.
Natasha is a member of the Redbud Writer’s Guild, a group of women writers who fearlessly expand the feminine voice in our churches, communities, and culture. Redbuds envision a vibrant and diverse movement of women who—in community—create and influence culture and faith. Redbuds hold to the values of Faith (as a community of Christ-following women), Women (sharing the feminine perspective of the world and empowering women to use their voices and recognize their influence), Safety (a spirit of non-competition), Collective (celebrate and respect our unity amidst our diversity), and Covenant (respect each other’s differences and never represent Redbud in a way that might be harmful to another member)
Natasha is an author within Zondervan’s Church, Academic, Reference and Reflective Books (CARR) department. Zondervan is a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing. “The Zondervan Academic publishing program seeks to reflect the breadth and diversity—both theological and global—within evangelical scholarship while maintaining our commitment to the heart of orthodox Christianity.”
Natasha serves as a state advocacy leader with a team of community leaders, advocates, and organizers to provide education and to support the global justice efforts of the International Justice Mission (IJM). IJM works to restrain the hand of violence against those living in extreme poverty across the world. Through resourcing, training, and accountability, IJM focuses its efforts on pursuing justice and offering redemptive hope concerning these crimes against humanity: slavery, sex trafficking, sexual violence, police brutality, property grabbing, and citizens’ rights abuse. IJM finds success by standing with God, and “partnering with local police to rescue victims from ongoing violence, working with social workers to restore the survivors to their community, working with local police to restrain criminals, and working with public protection to represent survivors in count.” Natasha supports the work of IJM through prayer, financial giving, community education and mobilizing, advocacy and lobbying
Natasha is a 2002 graduate of the United States Naval Academy (USNA). Her class authored the book, In the Shadow of Greatness: Voices of Leadership, Sacrifice, and Service from America’s Longest War. The mission of the Naval Academy is “to develop Midshipmen morally, mentally, and physically and to imbue them with the highest ideals of duty, honor and loyalty in order to graduate leaders who are dedicated to a career of naval service and have potential for future development in mind and character to assume the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship and government.” Upon graduation, Natasha served six years as a Financial Management Officer in the United States Marine Corps. She returned to the Naval Academy from 2005-2008 to serve as a Diversity Outreach Officer in the Office of Admissions, recruiting the most diverse class in Naval Academy history at the time and becoming the Senior Diversity Officer providing support for the entire East Coast. Natasha continues to serve the Naval Academy as an Information Officer, sporting talent, coaching candidates through the application process, and mentoring midshipmen.
* Note: 100% of sales from In the Shadow of Greatness support veteran organizations.