“The Grace Network (TGN) began fighting human trafficking informally in January 2009. In the summer of 2011, TGN took it’s mission to the next level and became a formalized anti-trafficking initiative in Sacramento, CA. Since then, TGN has experienced tremendous growth in a period of four years – mobilizing thousands of people to combat human trafficking and being featured by local TV, radio, and print media. Now, with the GraceCity™ app launch, TGN’s team travels throughout California to equip and empower communities to holistically address trafficking and exploitation. TGN is beyond grassroots, it’s really a grass-seed movement. Human trafficking is a multifaceted issue. It requires a creative, powerful, and passionate response. TGN will continue to be that response and rally cities everywhere we go to respond. We truly believe IT TAKES A CITY TO FIGHT! We’re not building our kingdom, we’re building a movement that outlives us whether we get the recognition or not. Will you join us? Let’s go!”
– Chris Stambaugh, Founder
Board of Directors
President, Aslan Child Rescue
Attorney, Early Sullivan & Associates
Agent, Pexa Insurance
Network Specialist, AT&T Global
Director, The Grace Network
Chris Stambaugh Bio
For 10 years, Chris has been fighting for the poor, hurting, & oppressed in a variety of roles. He’s worked with hundreds of exploited and high-risk individuals, managed a survivors of exploitation program, & currently serves as a consultant to anti-trafficking groups throughout California.
Chris’ passion is fueled by his own personal experience of growing up in a homeless family. Since then, Chris’ life is a testimony to those who feel they may never amount to anything. Armed with a message of hope, authenticity, and a thirst for justice, Chris is a sought-after speaker and trainer on issues of youth homelessness, human trafficking, & social justice.
Chris lives in Sacramento, CA with his gracious wife, Melisa, of seven years and 2.5 children: Kourage (5), Selah (3), & Samantha (due March 2015).