About Tamara F. Ravelo

YALE / ANDOVER-NEWTON / ECC / WGU / QUECHAN

EDUCATOR.

I care about the "self" or the soul of people. Teaching them into their wellness is my mission and my joy

PASTOR.

Professionally trained and educated, I take my call very seriously. It is important  for me to lead well and care well.

MEDICINE WOMAN.

Quechan by lineage, my work, my being-ness, my call, is to provide medicine for the soul for those who come my way.

YALE .  ANDOVER-NEWTON  .  ECC  .  WGU . QUECHAN

TAMARA F. RAVELO'S. . .

roots are the Quechan Indigenous Nation (pronounced Kwuh-tsan), where she proudly represents her Indigenous culture. Tamara’s grandmother, whose English name was Denise Dugan, and who was also an Indigenous boarding school survivor bears great influence on Tamara’s life and ministry today. Denise, a praying woman, and a gifted seer in the land, first introduced Tamara to the medicine wheel when they were sitting together on the corner wall of Pipa Market located on their reservation. From this long-held curiosity around medicine with her grandmother, Tamara would go on to learn the medicine for the soul. The kind of medicine that would come through preaching, teaching, and Indigenous ceremonial healing practices that have the power to transform those who experience it. 

Making full proof of her ministry and professional life, Tamara has an earned master’s in business (MBA), is a Yale University MDiv graduate where she was bestowed the Charles S. Mersick award, a prize for effective public address, especially in preaching. Additionally, she acquired her accredited diploma for congregational ministry from Andover-Newton Theological Seminary. Then, through the Evangelical Covenant Church ordaining ecclesiastical body, she is endorsed for public ministry. If you didn’t know, Tamara loves prayer and creating spaces for others to heal; however, that healing may come. 

In her other life, she is a business administration guru and communications strategenious, specializing in marketing, branding, graphic design, web, publications, and other forms of media. Tamara doesn’t do it alone, she is wonderfully loved and supported by her husband, the esquire Michael Ravelo, and her daughter Stephanie.

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Why Sanctuary For Her Soul?

The Simple answer is because we need it.

Let me say a little bit more. I, Tamara have curated this space for US. When I say US, I mean US women, US women who are leading in the marketplace, US women in ministry, US women who are leading the pack. I am sure this comes as no surprise how Sanctuary For Her Soul was birthed. It came from me desiring sanctuary for my own soul when I was exhausted, overwhelmed, in need of self-care and searching for respite. I found that respite and soft place to land in the company of women who cared, women I could share my raw truth with, women who loved me just as I was, women who came alongside, and nurtured me until I had enough resolve in my inner space to tap into my by brilliance located within. She, meaning my brilliance was always there, I only needed the support to be reminded and when the reminder came so did Sanctuary For Her Soul! The Spirit of our God gave me renewed vision and I saw all of this clear as day. That is one of the things the sacred space of sanctuary will do for you, is give you the power to create. So, through Sanctuary For Her Soul offerings, I am committed to curating the same space for other women, women in ministry, and women who are senior clergy because I embody all of these things myself and know firsthand the importance of self-care and communal support. When we have it personally, we thrive, and when we have it collectively, we can create meaningful lasting change in our communities, ministries, and the world. All of it begins inside the sanctuary though, your sanctuary. Join us, and experience the healing, refreshing, and empowerment that happens when we care for our souls together.

OUR APPROACH AT

SANCTUARY FOR HER SOUL

 

At Sanctuary For Her Soul, we believe in a well-rounded and expanded approach. When most think of sanctuary they think of going to a physical place such as a church, temple, or monastery, etc. to experience God, gain peace, have connection, feel belonging and the likes. While we do believe in the power of physical spaces for sanctuary, we also recognize that sanctuary is not limited to these places. Sanctuary is found within ourselves too. Because God's presence dwells within us, this truth offers us the awareness that sanctuary is within us as well, and not only found outside of us. That said, sanctuary is an experience we can have if we would look within. Of course, sometimes this is easier said than done for many reasons. We get it.

The challenge of going within is that we are often too tired to do so, or the unhealed parts of us get in the way, for some, we don't know how to do it, are not resourced to do it, for others we think it's selfish or a waste of time, and the rest of us simply don't prioritize ourselves and our well-being. Whatever the reason may be, is why Sanctuary For Her Soul exist. We meet you right where you are. We are dedicated to providing a sacred space where you are nurtured.

If you need sanctuary, let us walk with you. We offer cohorts, in-person gatherings, workshops, coaching, and an empowering community of like-minded women who understand the diverse challenges we encounter. Explore our offerings and see how Sanctuary For Her Soul can serve you, then jump right on in.

"Working with Tamara sparked my creativity, uplifted and inspired me. She shows you how to tap into you, and that is the best gift I could have been given."

 
~ Lilyanne

"Tamara led me to my healing, and I am thankful. She is deeply spiritual and gifted. When you are around her you quickly feel a since of God, peace, and encouragement. "

  
~ Xolani
 

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