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Keynote Speakers

Sara Pomeroy serves as Director of HR and Operations at Church Hill Activities and Tutoring, a Non-Profit whose mission is to equip and serve the youth of the East End of Richmond to make transformative decisions.  Before joining CHAT, Sara served as CEO and Founder of the Richmond Justice Initiative. RJI is a non-profit whose mission is to educate, equip and mobilize communities with the tools needed to be a force in the global movement against Human Trafficking. As Founder, Sara had the privilege of mobilizing and educating the Commonwealth’s community on the issue of modern day slavery in Virginia, and most importantly, how they can take action and affect change in our state.  She has spoken at universities, colleges, hospitals, pregnancy clinics, churches, forums, and symposiums on the issue. As the Richmond community began to take action other communities started to take notice, which resulted in the planting of 5 additional Justice Initiative teams who are thriving in and greatly impacting their respective communities around the Commonwealth.


Sara has also been a driving force behind improving our states grade by partnering with a bi-partisan coalition of the Virginia General Assembly, and advocating the passing of vital state legislation that has strengthened the ability of our commonwealth to effectively prosecute those who enslave and treat others like commodities as well as to secure rescue and safety for the oppressed. Sara is also the Virginia State Justice Advocate for International Justice Mission. IJM is a human rights agency that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression.Sara, as an extension of her passion and calling to “Act Justly, Love Mercy and Walk Humbly” as Micah 6:8 commands, she became a Foster Mother to a beautiful 16 year old from El Salvador.  Her personal mission and passion is to influence and inspire young women to love deeply, lead humbly and live wholly. Sara was born and raised in Michigan and has currently resides in Richmond, VA.


Sara Pomeroy

Karen Emmett

Karen Emmett is a certified Personal Trainer and nutrition specialist who runs her own business, Emmett Fitness in Forest Hill, MD.  She works with people of all ages and skill levels.  Karen earned a bachelor's degree from Towson State University in Early Childhood Education. 

Karen grew up competing in the sport of gymnastics, reaching the national level where she trained with USA Olympic coach Kelli Hill.  She competed in NCAA Division I gymnastics at Towson, served as captain, and earned all-conference honors, helping the team place in the top 20 all four years of her career.  Karen began coaching the sport before college and continues to share her passion with young girls through her Emmett Fitness business.

Karen is married with two teenage children, an active member of her church, and enjoys any opportunity to be active or involved with fitness and nutrition.

Karen will inspire you with her message about taking a leap of faith.


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