In the fall of 2008 Tess co-founded the peace-building and advocacy organization, Seek the Peace (SEEK) with her husband, Jason Clarke. Tess has been serving alongside refugees since the founding of SEEK which has included traveling and working in the Middle East with Iraqi and Syrian refugees along with the many refugee communities in Dallas, Texas where she currently resides. Tess has a passion to see refugee and immigrant women protected and empowered along with helping the American church recognize and revere the image of God in these women.
Tess has trained hundreds of refugee and American women in peacemaking practices while utilizing these opportunities to build bridges between women of different faiths at the same time. She has been featured in the New York Times and on The NYT Daily podcast. Tess is currently the Director of We Welcome, founded by author and speaker Ann Voskamp. She is the mother of four empowered children who inspire her daily to see and pursue what is good in the world.
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