Sonja Dosti is a pastor’s wife living in Fresno, CA. Her husband, Ben, pastors Harvest Bible Chapel, an active evangelical church that is doing good work in central California.
Sonja’s life today is a far cry from what she used to be. Her parents divorced when she was three years old, only later to remarry each other and then divorce again before her teenage years.
She was “babysat” with movies and soon found them to be a pleasant escape, as well as a destination for her life. During college, she began an internship in Hollywood, a two-year stint that turned into a career.
Though she was a feminist, she also loved Jesus. Her Hollywood years did not weaken her walk with the LORD, but she became a more committed Christian in spite of her career track.
In 1998 she met Ben, and they were married two years later. She eventually walked away from Hollywood, though the affinity for the work has always been in her heart.
Today she is a committed wife, mother, and pastor’s wife, who longs to see the faith-based community producing higher-quality films that are more in line with God’s Word.
Rick launched the Life Over Coffee global training network in 2008 to bring hope and help for you and others by creating resources that spark conversations for transformation. His primary responsibilities are resource creation and leadership development, which he does through speaking, writing, podcasting, and educating.
In 1990 he earned a BA in Theology and, in 1991, a BS in Education. In 1993, he received his ordination into Christian ministry, and in 2000 he graduated with an MA in Counseling from The Master’s University. In 2006 he was recognized as a Fellow of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC).