Fighting Human Trafficking in Your City

In this episode, Mikel Del Rosario, Rebecca Jowers, and Taylor Ann Weaver discuss fighting human trafficking in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, focusing how people are exploited and how Poeima Foundation ministers to them.

About the Contributors

Mikel Del Rosario

Mikel Del Rosario is a PhD student in New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, Project Manager for Cultural Engagement at the Hendricks Center, and Adjunct Professor of Apologetics and World Religion at William Jessup University. Mikel co-authors The Table Briefing articles in Bibliotheca Sacra with Darrell Bock, manages the Table Podcast, and helps Christians defend the faith with courage and compassion through his apologetics speaking ministry. He holds a Master of Theology (ThM) from DTS and an MA in Christian Apologetics from Biola University.

Rebecca Jowers

Rebecca Jowers received a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Texas at El Paso, where she graduated summa cum laude and played collegiate basketball. She taught math and science in both public and private schools as well as the collegiate level. Rebecca continued her education, earning a Master’s degree from Dallas Seminary and received the Howard Hendricks’ Award for the Department of Christian Education’s most outstanding work. While at DTS, she worked in the Spiritual Formation Department as a Fellow.

After graduating from DTS, Rebecca founded The Poiema Foundation, a non-profit that fights human trafficking through education and community outreach. Poiema provides long-term, trauma-informed care and the unconditional love of Christ to women on their journey from victim to survivor. In addition to her work with Poiema, Rebecca recently accepted the role of Assistant Dean of Students and Advisor to Women at Dallas Seminary and is pursuing a Doctorate of Educational Ministries. She has been married to her husband, Raymond, for 30 years and they have four grown daughters. 

Taylor Weaver

Taylor A. Weaver is a Licensed Customs Broker at EY, where she works in global trade. Taylor also serves as a Community Awareness Outreach Volunteer with Poiema Foundation and is the liaison for Dallas Bible Church. In this position, Taylor helps educate the public and raise awareness in order to prevent sex trafficking. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from the University of North Texas. She and her husband T.S. currently reside in Dallas.