On this episode, we drop in with Grace Martino-Suprice, a young leader with a heart for community development and desires to help the Church create bridges of love with the world around it. Since an early age, Grace has served with various congregational and parachurch ministries including UrbanPromise in Wilmington, DE and Because Justice Matters in San Francisco, CA. She is currently the Outreach and Growth Specialist at the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, where she seeks to cultivate engagement and partnerships with individuals, organizations and churches. Supporting Familia, CBF’s Latino Network and the Pan-African Koinonia Network, she ensures the growth, participation, and true belonging of people of color within the Fellowship. She’s also on the Together for Hope team that works alongside organizations in the 301 poorest counties in the U.S. through an asset based community development model. Grace is a Puerto Rico native and currently resides in New London, Connecticut.
We learn some of the shaping moments on her own leadership journey and why she still chooses to serve in her local church and the community she came from. She talks about the impostor syndrome phenomenon that affects emerging and established leaders alike and how we can change the narrative inside our own heads to move past that, for ourselves and the communities we serve. Grace also shares her hopes and dreams for the future and offers some practical advice for leaders navigating these times.