Erika Faye Gottfredson Bio

Erika Faye grew up in Laguna Niguel, CA and graduated from the University of California, San Diego in 2007 with a B.A. in Literature/Writing. She spent 2 years teaching literature and writing in South Korea and then moved to Los Angeles where she joined staff for 7 years at Coast Christian Fellowship overseeing the communications and youth ministry departments. In 2015, while on vacation in Europe, she felt God ask her to consider engaging with the Refugee Crisis. She returned 6 months later in 2016 with Epicentre Church in Pasadena to work in European relocation centers as an intern overseeing the media projects. When she returned home, she felt the call to leave her full-time job and build her freelance writing career while also engaging with the refugee crisis in small but consistent steps. She is currently working on a project called Refugee Road Home which seeks to engage with the deeper questions of the nature of home- what is it? how do you build it, and how do you rebuild it if it’s been destroyed?