Erna has served on staff with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship for 17 years, 15 in Los Angeles. She is passionate about social justice, multi-ethnicity, and leadership development. She spent ten years working with Black Campus Ministries and helped direct the Los Angeles Urban Project from 2011-2014. She recently completed her role as Director of Worship for the Urbana Missions Conference and stepped into a new role as Associate National Director of Urban Projects for InterVarsity. She is pursuing her Masters in Intercultural Studies under the North American Institute for Indigenous Theological Studies. She currently lives in Portland Oregon with her husband Cameron.