Sandra Van Opstal

Worship Director

(as of 2012)

A Chicago-born, second-generation Latina, Sandra is a preacher, trainer, and worship leader who is passionate about bridging the divide to create atmospheres where people of different cultures can come together in peace to experience the presence of God. She has led multiethnic worship teams at previous Urbana Mission Conventions, Evangelical Covenant Conferences, Willow Creek Association conferences, and many colleges.

Sandra previously served students as director for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s Chicago Urban Program and as a campus minister at Northwestern University with InterVarsity’s Multiethnic, Latino, and Black student fellowships. She is a contributor to the Small Group Leader’s Handbook (IVP) and is working on a book called Mission of Worship (IVP).

She and her husband enjoy living in Chicago and serving at Grace and Peace Community Church.