Chains Interrupted would not be the powerful force that it is, fighting Human Trafficking in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and the world, if it weren’t for the many partners who have come alongside us. June’s Chainbreaker Champions lead our Ministry Team. Rae Rochester and Tim Dohrmann are a part of the backbone of Chains Interrupted.
What’s your first memory of Chains Interrupted?
Rae: I was a part of Chains right as you were changing the name. Visiting with Michael Ferjak and Teresa Davidson was my first knowledge. My heart was being tugged about this horrible crime by Our Lord to help fight. I became a Board Member in 2016. I have worked in fair booths, at conferences, school booths, parades, galas and attended events and training classes.
Tim: Around 2015 the women at my church (Christ Church Presbyterian) held a Women’s Praise Service. Sherri recommended Teresa and Mike Ferjak to speak. My first time hearing about trafficking astounded me.
Tell us about your ministry.
Right now, Tim and I are the Ministry Team for Chains. We speak with churches and have a Prayer Warrior list we send and visit with to keep prayer and updates with them. Our church, Christ Church Presbyterian, became involved to help the fight also. Tim became a Board Member in 2018.
Tim: Rae and I lead the ministry team. We speak occasionally and we keep a list of churches and individual prayer warriors and send e-mails to them with suggestions
of what to pray about.
What do you wish other people knew about sex trafficking in our community?
Tim: IT IS REAL! and we can’t afford to let our guard down.
What’s your Why? Why Chains Interrupted?
Rae: I am always amazed at the people we meet along the way of the fight. The broken victims and their stories of heartbreak and courage. We need to continue the awareness and education. My passion is to keep our children safe. Please help us.
Tim: The tenacity of those involved who are volunteers.
What might someone be surprised to know about you?
Tim: I have 7 females in my immediate family and wish for them to be safe. I was adopted at 6 weeks of age.