Rev. Erika Funk, born and raised in Santa Monica, is now deeply rooted in Charlotte, NC mainly because of her two kids who are generally speaking, teenage-esque. Erika is the director of CROSS Missions, a program for church youth groups to learn about discipleship and social justice while serving with Charlotte non-profits. During a sabbatical in the UK she explored new expressions of worship and became hooked on (not phonics) but prayer stations. Using her passion for justice, an exaggerated sense of artistic skill and thrift store purchases she loves to create stations of reflection, engagement and prayer. She is very excited to create an oasis for thirsty disciples in the center of APCE 2024.