The mission of City of Refuge is to CULTIVATE a COMMUNITY that TRANSFORMS and EMPOWERS broken lives through the TRUTH of
GOD'S LOVE seen in acts of JUSTICE, MERCY and HUMILITY.
We are constantly at work to reach our mission but the most visible, current ministries we have in place to resource and connect with young people, adults and families include:
House of Acts
The House of Acts (HOA) currently serves as the epicenter of community hospitality for City of Refuge Sacramento. Whether we are hosting a baby shower for a sex trafficking survivor, birthday party for a homeless …
Here at City of Refuge we believe that the answer to sexual exploitation in our city is as simple as turning a street light on… We believe God’s love is a light that illuminates fear …
Loren Ditmore has served as a youth pastor and worship leader since 1992. In 2006, he intentionally moved to Oak Park to serve a community in desperate need of Hope. As a youth, Loren found himself enticed by the lure of the streets… and the freedom he found in his relationship with Christ has been the motivating factor in his relationship and ministry with families who live on the margins. He currently serves as Executive Director of City of Refuge Sacramento, and is passionately committed to seeing his community transformed from the Inside-Out.
In 1998, Rachelle (Piper) Ditmore felt the call of God to move from Los Angeles to Sacramento where she first began her journey with serving the urban poor in our city. Deeply rooted in neighborhoods, running after school programs, serving as a chaplain with juvenile probation… years later, she along with her family still serves as an Urban Missionary, working in some of the darkest places of our city. No matter what she is doing… throwing a baby shower for a teen mother, or welcoming one of the newest girls into Rahab’s House; Rachelle exudes a love for people that embodies the Love of God for the ones she serves.