Gwen Adams has spent 23 years in women’s ministry and as a discipleship pastor at ChangePoint Church in Anchorage, Alaska. Gwen started a multi-church women’s ministry called RefresHer that resulted in 900 women in regular attendance impacting the community. Governor Sean Parnell asked Gwen to join the Task Force for Crimes of Human Trafficking in Alaska. She traveled the state to explore the reality of this crime on the governor’s behalf. Subsequently, she started a non-profit called Priceless, which is an organization that trains up others to mentor survivors of sex trafficking. Priceless has grown and now has teams in legislation, cyber-sex crimes, street outreach, and prison. With 80% of sex trafficking survivors having spent time in the foster care system, Gwen and her team, have now launched an initiative with aged out foster kids called Chosen.
Gwen regularly speaks and challenges others especially the church communities — to serve and leave an indelible mark in the community and a force for change. It is in that context that she boldly shares a message of hope and responsibility.
Gwen has been married to her husband Mark for 30 years. They have four grown children and five grandchildren.