Bart & Julie Heiligenberg

Mobilizing and equipping the Church to encourage and empower refugees. 

Our passion is to see refugees who arrived in the United States become thriving and well adjusted members of American Society. Jesus' passion for us fuels our passion for people and refugees. We want to come alongside the church community to mobilize, encourage and train people to reach out to refugees in a more effective way. 

We would love to see people working with refugees:

  • Capable of understanding differences in worldview and culture,

  • Knowledgeable about Islam and able to build bridges,

  • Able to make every visit a language learning opportunity,

  • Aware of trauma that happened and able to be a blessing at a lay-men’s level to walk with refugees processing their trauma, and

  • Be able to to pace themselves to finish the race instead of burning out halfway.