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About Us

THIS IS OUR STORY

About Us

THIS IS OUR STORY

“I love our story. Sure it’s messy, but it’s the story that got us here.”
- How I Met Your Mother

It’s Us! Meet the Sanctuary Girl Corporate Family.

Sanctuary Girl was officially born on January 22, 2018 out of a desire to create a company that would allow women of all types to grow their personal ministry in the untraditional field of the marketplace. Started at the dining room table of our co-founders, Christopher and Sabrina Hayes of Atlanta, Georgia, our company began a journey we never expected!

With a background in direct sales and graphic design, respectively, Christopher and Sabrina paired their talents together to create products, messaging, and a brand that would speak life, love, and truth into everyone who participated in Sanctuary Girl on any level. Sabrina is the Chief Executive Officer, praying for and enacting a vision for Sanctuary Girl, while Christoper is the Chief Creative Officer, making it all come alive!

Sanctuary Girl is created with one objective in mind: to equip, empower, and embolden women to share and grow their faith stories, with a company that backs them up. Christopher, Sabrina, and the Sanctuary Girl Corporate Family work hard to ensure that every person that partners with our company has an experience that goes beyond the purchase of fashionable and on-trend accessories, but affects their life through life-giving messaging. Our goal is to change the world for Christ through our business and we are doing just that!

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive, and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” - Maya Angelou

Our Mission

Sanctuary Girl has one mission: to reach the world for Christ. Our desire is to love and encourage people through our inspiring and faith-bearing products and messaging, to shine light in dark spaces, and introduce people to faith through a channel other than the church.

With our company being globally accessible as an online retailer, nationally available as a retail wholesaler, and locally reachable to Brand Ambassadors in their communities worldwide, we are able to reach the unreachable with a strong message of light and love. Our products are sourced from exclusive manufacturers worldwide who believe in and support our vision of responsible and ethical production standards with the highest quality and design.

We believe that every product and every message can change the trajectory of the lives of our customers, one purchase at a time. 

Our History

The secret to getting ahead is simply getting started.

Humble Beginnings

Even if you have to use a basement to get started, that’s what you do! Everything from packaging and shipping, to training and marketing videos, and conference calls happened in Sabrina’s Mom’s basement. Chris and Sabrina sold their home and moved in with her parents to start Sanctuary Girl and yes, it was humble beginnings, but it was worth it!

Moving On Up!

With orders pouring in and Brand Ambassadors enrolling in droves, Mom’s basement could only handle so much! Our Sanctuary Girl family secured its very first office warehouse and its first team of employees to accommodate the growing business. Fun fact: praying over our orders and writing encouraging words on mailing labels is a huge part of our process and continues on as we grow!

The Shoppe

In the middle of a pandemic with businesses closing all around the country, we actually opened our very first retail store! Sanctuary Girl opened her first brick-and-mortar location to serve the thousands who live in our community. Complete with a Parlor for event rentals, Mini-Offices for remote working, and even a Prayer Post for customers to place their requests, Sanctuary Girl became a destination for in-person marketing and ministry. Lots of customers are even prayed for here by our team. It’s awesome!

Expansion

And we continue to grow! At the time of this writing, our amazing co-founders, Christopher and Sabrina, have relocated to sunny South Florida with the vision to launch another store in beautiful Miami. Let's see what God has in store for us next!

Meet The Team

Family is like music, some high notes, some low notes,
but always a beautiful song.

The Founders

“There is nothing more fulfilling than to know that you have a hand in changing lives and pouring light, love, and truth into the people around you and beyond. Even better is being able to do that while operating in your passions and strengths. Sanctuary Girl gives us that opportunity and we thank God every single day for trusting us with such an amazing vision.”

Christopher & Sabrina Hayes
Owners & Founders

Chief Global Ministry Officer

“To say that Sanctuary Girl is called to be a light on a hill for those searching for hope, love, and relationship with the Father in this day and age is an understatement. This company has given me the opportunity to see God in action tangibly through its products and the people they have touched. I believe that in the same way that God connected the dots for me and brought me back to Him through Sanctuary Girl, He will do the same for others. There is no safer place than being in His will and it is of utmost priority for us to make sure that we follow the lead of the Holy Spirit in every next step. I am so blessed to watch His story unfold here as He stands faithful in His promises.”

Monica Perez Burnett
Chief Global Ministry Officer

International Product Development Team

“There is immense power when a group of people with similar interests gets together to work toward the same goals. Sanctuary Girl allows us the privilege and honor to be the hands and feet of JESUS, we affirm, edify, enlighten and speak truth amongst the saved and unsaved alike. Sanctuary Girl allows us to do what we are called to do, show the love of Jesus and change hearts towards him.”

Manny & Christine Matista
International Product Development Team

Flagship Store Grand Opening

On October 3, 2020, we did a thing. We opened our flagship store location in West Atlanta, GA.

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