Sylvia has worked in ministry since 1996. After working with an innovative shelter in New Orleans she realized what can be accomplished when people share life together living as neighbors, rather than a sterile "fixing" model. This experience began to transform the way she approaches life and ministry. Sylvia has been with Church on the Street since 2011 and currently serves as the community facilitator in the Central Atlanta Community focusing primarily on women and sex trafficking. Sylvia has her master's degree in Theological Studies (Christian Ethics) from Columbia Theological Seminary and is available for speaking and training events.