Ericka grew up in a Christian home in California where both of her parents were leaders in the church. At a very young age Ericka lacked confidence and self-worth due to some challenges in her home life. At the age of 12, her parents split up. This opened the door to years of pain and low self esteem. After enduring sexual mistreatment and a date rape, Ericka fell victim to an older man trafficking her through the underground porn industry. Through these traumas, she believed that she was not important to God.
Also during this period, Ericka became passionate about fitness and got certified to join the industry. She quickly sensed that something was missing within herself and others with reference to becoming whole both on the outside AND inside. Shortly thereafter God healed and transformed her life. He revealed her true identity and worth found only in Him. She began to understand that she was made in His image and was His masterpiece!
Due to her life-journey, Ericka's passions and personal mission statement lie within these Scriptures: In Isaiah 61, God calls us to rebuild, repair and revive the ancient ruins and destruction of our lives. 3 John 1:2 speaks about prospering in health and in spirit. Ericka currently lives in Southern California, is married to the love of her life, has a son, Jeremiah and a step-son, Daniel.
As a survivor of Human Trafficking, Ericka is available to share her story to bring awareness to the realities of sexual manipulation, coercion and trafficking.
Stacey grew up in a small town in South Carolina. Her parents were wonderful examples of Christ and led her to a personal relationship with Jesus at the age of eight. While playing sports throughout high school, she learned the best way to succeed was through teamwork, physical fitness, emotional control and a good attitude.
In college, Stacey was a cheerleader for one year then changed schools and began teaching aerobics at a gym. She found many of her friends and clients were women who, like herself, lived with insecurity and searched for anything that would make them feel beautiful and important. She graduated with a BS in Exercise Science and immediately tested for her Personal Trainer Certification so she could begin her dream job. She quickly discovered that no matter how much someone changed physically, unless they were willing to make an internal change, they would never be completely satisfied with themselves. Stacey continued to see a real need for a spiritual, physical, and emotional transformation to be implemented in order to experience a true life change and contentment. She dreamed and longed to make this happen and began to write ideas and pray over this desire.
Stacey’s husband took a job that moved her and her two sons across the country to Southern California. With both the comforts and distractions of "home" gone, God opened her eyes and heart and led her to meet a dear friend and partner in ministry, Ericka Goodrich who had the same dream and vision placed in her heart. God had orchestrated a partnership from across the US. This is where Stepping Into His Image was formed.
“Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the right of widows.” – Isaiah 1:17. These are words that I have strived to live by in my personal life and in my career as an attorney. In addition to previously serving in the areas of human rights, combatting human trafficking, immigration, mental health, and education advocacy, I have assisted with the legal formation of nonprofit organizations covering a variety of underserved needs. One such organization is stepping into His image. I first came to siHi as a participant in 2015 and witnessed firsthand how the journey changes lives and enables women to grow deeper in their faith in Jesus Christ. I am now blessed and honored to serve as the Secretary and a member of the Board.
I am an educator who loves to play a part in assisting individuals in their personal and spiritual growth. I joined siHi first as a participant looking for community and encouragement to grow in my faith. Desiring to see others grow in their relationship with Jesus and believe they are loved and beautiful as He made them, I became a group facilitator. It brings me joy to share the hope that we have in Jesus with the women we meet. I am blessed to be on the Board of Directors and see God’s truth and speak healing to women in all walks of life through siHi and Restore Ministries.
First and foremost, I’m a child of God. I’m also an Office Manager for a law firm that advocates, defends, and supports our elders. As my hunger to be closer to God grew, I prayed and He led me to sign up as a participant for stepping into His image. After going through the experience twice, I accepted the invitation to become a facilitator. I wanted to be a witness to other women experiencing the beauty of learning God’s nature and His relentless love for us. Becoming a board member and supporting a ministry that is redefining fitness in Our Heavenly Father’s name, is not only an honor, but a privilege.
"I have been a believer as long as I can remember, I have been an athlete throughout my life, and I have over 20 years experience as a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant, so in spring 2015 when I heard about siHi and it being a faith and fitness ministry, I immediately jumped at the opportunity to join as a participant. I really had no idea what I was getting myself into. I grew in faith and community during that 10 weeks. Three years later I was asked (for the third time) to co-lead a group with a dear friend. I did not feel qualified, but God called me to take a step of faith. My biggest reservation with stepping into leadership was the fear of praying out loud in front of others. I grew so much in my prayer life, in my faith, and in belief in God’s power to use me and my testimony to reach others. Without hesitation, I have helped facilitate a few other groups since. I now am the “Communications Manger” and help manage Social Media for the ministry and I am the newest member of the Board of Directors. One of my biggest takeaways from this ministry is knowing who I am in Christ and in believing that I was 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙩𝙝𝙮 of a quality relationship with a true man of God and I began praying for it and believing it would be given to me. I leaned on 𝙈𝙖𝙩𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙬 𝟲:𝟯𝟯 𝗕𝘂𝘁 𝘀𝗲𝗲𝗸 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙨𝙩 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗱𝗼𝗺 𝗼𝗳 𝙂𝙤𝙙 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝙃𝙞𝙨 𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝗲𝗼𝘂𝘀𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘀𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗲 𝗮𝗱𝗱𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂. God blessed me. My husband, Chris and I have a Christ-centered marriage that is truly God designed. We have a daughter, Seriah, who is a three-nager and I have an adult son, Shayne, that serves our country in the Army.”