OUR Team

CASSIE santy


From the beautiful island of Hawaii, Cassie Santy writes to bring Essence Ministry to life. Cassie has a business degree from Colorado State University after which she spent three months in the south of France doing a Discipleship Training School with Youth With A Mission, or YWAM. She then helped lead her fellow students through an outreach in Japan and Taiwan. 

Through a ministry called Recess, Cassie began to heal from years of deep shame and abuse. She began to slowly open herself up to love, and started to find her voice in the process. Being stripped of strength, health, dignity, joy, relationships...Cassie found that something really did exist that never could be taken away: her faith in God. She seeks to break out of the "Christian culture" and simply live life abundantly and love everyone, albeit imperfectly.

Through her journey, the longing was ignited to see others encounter a real God, apart from religious culture and intellectual understanding, and in doing so, truly come alive. Essence Ministry was birthed out of her desire to see women know their worth, find their dignity, discover their identity, and live their life free and full.

She also blogs vulnerably about her perspective of life and faith here.


Rose foos

visual media director

Colorado transplant. Creative visionary. Worship leader. Latte enthusiast. Aspiring globetrotter.

She is a self-taught freelance graphic designer, photographer, and website builder. She works with numerous non-profits and ministries, devoted to carrying out their mission visually and creatively.

Also an alumni of Recess, Rose is passionate about cultivating an atmosphere where people can encounter the presence of God and walk intimately with Him. Follow her on Instagram and check out her website here.