Our Story

One day, a woman named Heather Sewell was on a road trip, reflective and prayerful, when a question came to mind, “What could God do with four Indiana survivor-leaders if they came together and sought his direction?”

She made a phone call to a woman named Stefanie Jeffers and ran the thought past her. Stefanie contacted Sarah Hurley and Laci Kneiper and the four agreed to meet.

During several meetings, coffee and conversation, the four discussed myriad issues: sexual harm, the re-exploitation of survivors, the commonality between trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation and the myths thereof, the significant trauma that so often lies beneath CSE and trafficking, the deeper heart issues (lies, vows, agreements, spiritual warfare, the desire to be seen and known, etc.), the clinical aspects (psychological, neurobiological, physical, etc.), and more. At the root, we determined the following:

Each person has a unique identity and is created for a unique purpose and part of that purpose is relationship and loving others well.

Intentional and proper care, over time, can rebuild one’s destroyed identity, restore their purpose and even use their experience for good.

Evil and harm are introduced, often in the context of an unhealthy relationship, and attempt to destroy one’s identity and thwart their purpose.

Many caregivers have the heart and desire to provide intentional and proper care, but not the resources or expertise to do so.

It is with these truths in mind, we came up with our name, The White Stone Project, built on Revelation 2:17: “…To the one who overcomes, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give that person a white stone, and on the stone a new name written on it, known only to the one who receives it.”

The word known in this verse comes from the Greek word oida, which means to possess information; to realize; to understand, to be able to use knowledge. It is our desire to equip and support those working in the trenches to help those they care for overcome and realize their hidden identity. We do this by relaying information and knowledge we have gained in our own experiences, in research and study, and in practical application, using our individual passion, gifts and skills.

We continue to adhere to our collaborative effort while separating into individual lanes. Stefanie and Heather are doing awesome work in the ministry field, while Sarah and Laci are focused on the business-professional field.

Today Sarah and Laci are joint partners in White Stone Project, LLC

Professional with an Edge

We have a combination of firsthand experience within the world of commercialized sexual exploitation, personal recovery, healing and restoration, as well as leading organizations and teams in professional and nonprofit environments. We are a group of well-rounded, professional women providing unique perspective and insight.

“…I ask you right here please to agree with me that a scar is never ugly. That is what the scar makers want us to think. But you and I, we must make an agreement to defy them. We must see all scars as beauty. Okay? This will be our secret. Because take it from me, a scar does not form on the dying. A scar means, I survived.” From the book, Little Bee, by Chris Cleave.

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