Meet the Team

We are professional Survivor Leaders in the Indianapolis area. Each team member has first-hand experience working in the adult industry, leading professional teams and organizations, and/or counseling, mentoring, and discipling those exiting the industry.

Sarah Hurley

President

Sarah has been living in freedom for twenty years and has been giving back since 2012.

Sarah Hurley graduated summa cum laude from the University of Indianapolis with a degree in Organizational Leadership and worked in the corporate world directing various teams in the U.S. and India in Operations, Compliance, and Risk Management at JP Morgan Chase and Defender Direct for more than a decade.

In 2011, she left the corporate world and started a nonprofit ministry called Kristy’s House, which served adult women desiring to leave the commercial sex trade. An overcomer, herself, of addiction, abuse, and sexual harm, Sarah saw a gap in direct service provision and expertise for adult women with the same struggles. Sarah received a Voices for Victims award in 2015 from Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller for her work at Kristy’s House., which was acquired by Ascent 121 in October 2017.

Passionate about learning and teaching, Sarah studied under Dr. Dan Allender at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology and also obtained certification as a Clinical Trauma Professional through the International Association of Trauma Professionals.

Sarah’s corporate background, nonprofit ministry experience, education, and personal testimony, put her in a unique position to serve in her latest role as President of The White Stone Project, LLC., a for-profit, survivor-leader business offering professional training, public speaking, and consulting services. It is Sarah’s hope that the White Stone Project will help cast a wider net by equipping direct service providers, businesses, churches, non-profits, and more to make a positive, sustainable impact in the lives of those suffering from complex trauma and sexual harm.

Laci Knieper

Vice President of Sales

Laci has been living in freedom for seven years and has been giving back since 2014.

Laci is, first and foremost, a mother of two young children and Follower of Christ. Aside from her role as a mother, she is the Director of Marketing at the White Stone Project, where she is also a survivor consultant, advocate and speaker. She works as a consultant with direct service organizations in Indiana and surrounding states, providing unique client team-building exercises through dance and art. Laci is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, trauma, and commercial sexual exploitation, and has been out of the industry for 8 years. Over the past 7 years, she has done extensive self -work and concentrated her time and energy on inner healing, through both the power of Christ and the science of psychology and trauma therapy. As a result of her own healing, she has developed a passion to bring the hope of wholeness to others. Laci serves several organizations which provide a wide range of services meeting the immediate and long term needs of those who are at risk of or have been victims of sexual exploitation or abuse. She has served in many positions including: Survivor leader consultant, strip church team member, creative outreach contractor, small group leader, and guest speaker. Laci is continuing her education in social work, specializing in trauma.

Laci provides educated facts and personal experience in a relatable way to her audience, with the ability to find a common ground with people of all ages and in all walks of life.

Stefanie Jeffers

Stefanie has worked with women experiencing commercial sexual exploitation since 2013 and is the founder and CEO of Grit Into Grace, Inc. Stefanie advocates on behalf of women silenced by sexual exploitation assisting them in acquiring recovery and mental health resources, housing, education, and daily resources needed for sustainable change. Stefanie is a survivor of the sex industry and has been out of that lifestyle since 2004. She is the author of a blog titled Sex, Lies, and Jesus and is currently working on writing her memoir.

Heather Maravilla

Heather Maravilla writes and speaks from the name; Heather Heartflo. She self-published her first book“Love’s Redeemed Daughter, the Reflections of Nyla”. A book of poems and prose writings which describe in detail the “life” from the eyes of a woman caught up in the sex industry. The reader will also follow along and see life from the eyes of a Redeemed daughter of Christ. Additionally she has published with; “The Voices Project” an online poetry forum who gives a voice to many women nation wide. Heather Heartflo spent 12 years in a life of; human trafficking, drug abuse and domestic violence. She volunteers with the Indianapolis Strip church called, “Unconditional Ministries” where they minister and love on women who are in the Indianapolis strip clubs. Heather Heartflo has 6 children and 4 grandchildren.

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