My name’s Sophia and I’m a 1st-year Christ in the City missionary from Hamptom, VA.

What brought me to Christ in the City

God’s abundant graces and His most tender heart brought me to CIC through the desire to love those most impoverished. Weekly homeless ministry grew my love of service and a FOCUS missionary hailing from Nebraska pushed me to be bold in my desires to serve. I spent 72 hours in Denver during the fall of 2019 and a year later during my second visit, I knew that the immense peace I found there was God affirming my desires to become a missionary.

What I’m looking forward to

I am looking forward to experiencing the tremendous love of Christ found in every moment and each encounter. I am excited to cook for my fellow missionaries, to laugh with our friends on the street, and to love until it hurts. I am eager to experience authentic love and watch others experience it as well.

A bit about me

I am convinced of the following things: coffee is better black, the best conversations are had around a table, no word of gratitude should ever go unspoken, sitting in the sun does wonders to the mind, things are funnier when you’re supposed to be silent, running is not fun, reading is important, the world needs Marthas AND Marys, and our hearts sing when we let Jesus love us.


everyone deserves
to be known & loved

If you join me in the mission as a monthly supporter, you will also become part of Known & Loved, Christ in the City’s monthly giving community! We are so grateful for our monthly supporters and their consistent generosity which makes it possible for us missionaries to be formed and reach out the homeless all year-long.

Watch Zach’s testimony below to hear what it means to him to be Known & Loved.