Sonja Dosti

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Director of Women’s Ministry

Sonja Piper Dosti didn’t grow up in a Christian home, but heard the Gospel from a stranger when she was 8.  From that point forward, she knew that she was a sinner who needed Christ to save her.  Unfortunately, her parents’ subsequent divorce and a lack of church attendance meant her faith stayed in arrested development.   It wasn’t until she graduated from college, moved to Los Angeles, and joined a church and Bible study that her faith began to grow.

For the next 15 years, she walked on a tightrope, precariously balancing her faith while working in the entertainment industry as a film and television executive and producer at Walt Disney’s Hollywood Pictures, Universal Television, and Ron Howard’s Imagine Television, among others.   She had the opportunity to work with many brilliant writers, directors, and actors, including Academy and Emmy Award nominees and winners such as JJ Abrams, Aaron Sorkin, Francis Coppola, Sofia Coppola, and Kathryn Bigelow.  Nevertheless, she felt a longing and a greater call to make a difference for Christ.

After her first son was born and her husband accepted a position as a pastor at a church a couple of hours north of Los Angeles, Sonja bade her entertainment career farewell in favor of supporting her husband in ministry, raising their 2 sons, and taking graduate level theology and counseling courses.

Hollywood occasionally beckons as she has consulted on various projects and helps out with the church’s “God at Work” videos, but her first love is the Gospel and she’s passionate about sharing it and discipling women through Bible studies, small groups, counseling, and organizing women’s retreats.

In her non-existent spare time, she loves to read different genres of books, watch movies with her family, and is a contributing writer for Counseling Solutions.

Sonja’s articles for Counseling Solutions:

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