REGIONAL ADVANCEMENT DIRECTOR
Sandy Ralya is the Regional Advancement Director in West Michigan for Multiplication Network Ministries (MNM).
After serving 14 years as the Executive Director for Beautiful Womanhood, a mentoring ministry she founded in 2003, Sandy Ralya sensed the Holy Spirit’s voice leading her out of one ministry and into another. “When I realized I’d fulfilled the mission and vision God dropped into my heart 14 years ago,
I received the peace and courage I needed to follow where the Spirit was leading,” Sandy shares.
Discovering MNM encouraged Sandy that others shared her passion for healthier churches that were mission and vision focused. She believes that when churches are healthier, they will effectively impact their communities with the love of Jesus Christ and hope. In fact, when Sandy found the Take Your Church’s Pulse resource on the MNM website, she immediately forwarded it to her pastor and his wife.
MNM is a perfect fit for Sandy, who is passionate about mentoring others. “Knowing that MNM differs from 80% of other church planting organizations because they mentor, encourage, and hold accountable those who’ve been trained to plant churches really got me excited because I know from personal experience that mentoring works!”
Godly mentors have and continue to make a significant impact in Sandy’s life. When her marriage was failing, she walked into church each Sunday morning desperate for help, but afraid to ask for it. Over time, she turned to God by reading the Bible and praying. Additionally, she sought guidance from trusted friends and godly mentors. What she learned transformed her life and consequently her marriage. Sandy’s mentoring testimony has been the focus of interviews on Family Life Today, Focus on the Family, Everyday Relationships, and First for Women magazine. Sandy is also the author of The Beautiful Wife, a mentoring curriculum that includes a Mentor Guide and Prayer Journal. The book has also been translated into Spanish - La belleza de una esposa.
Sandy’s passion to lead others into a vibrant relationship with Jesus inspires her to develop relationships with those who, like her, desire to fulfill God’s intent that “through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known...” (Ephesians 3:10 NIV). Multiplication Network Ministries provides Sandy the opportunity to fulfill this mission through her work in donor relations.
Sandy has been married to her husband, Tom, since 1980 and lives near Grand Rapids, Michigan. They have three adult children and a growing number of grandchildren who affectionately call them Granny and Pa. In her free time, Sandy enjoys shopping at yard sales for all things vintage, cooking, traveling, and drinking really good coffee (black is best) with her husband.
To contact Sandy—
Sandy Ralya / Regional Advancement Director