Giving It A Voice began as a vision given by God to our Founder, Detra Miller, to connect the need for healing with the passion to reach for the one in the room that is silent, and to be a voice for those who have not yet discovered their own. Walking in faith, action was taken to form a team to birth the vision and begin the ministry.
Giving It A Voice was founded in 2020 as a 501(c)3
We are taking the initiative to help as many people as we can to discover truth while upholding one rule that can't be broken; you are SAFE to let your guards down and be vulnerable.
We will empower you to address and confront your “It”
The things we try to bury that caused you to be silent.
We will walk with you as you exchange brokenness for the healing and true restoration found in Jesus and create opportunities for your voice to be heard.
We believe in unity and collaborating with other organizations in this healing movement, because just as we cannot heal on our own, we as a ministry cannot cultivate change on our own.
Meet the Team
Founder and Executive Director
I am a woman who has fallen in love with Jesus. I am a Colorado native but raised in Minnesota. My professional background is in Public Health and Human Services. I love to smile, laugh, sing, (only for Jesus), and dance. I love the ocean and the stillness found in the early morning hours.
As a little girl my passion was always to help others and to speak up for those who could not speak up for themselves. It is from this passion and my personal healing journey, that I was led to organize this ministry, Giving It A Voice.
My goal is for you to identify your God given purpose, discover your voice, and grow in confidence by encountering the same God, the same Jesus that unraveled me.
Jacob M. Suttles
I am a Minnesota native- raised in South Minneapolis for most of my life, and I am a father of one son. I work in Public Health and Human Services, and I am a photographer. I am passionate about family, community, youth, and living in YAHWEH's presence.
I want to show youth the many positive sides of our communities; inform of experiences and opportunities that many may not be aware of; help to discover their God-given talents and gifts; overcome the adversity and negative perception that news, social media, and even peers may constantly portray and push upon them, and for them to become the change that they want to see; knowing that they are valued and valuable to our community.
I hold a position on the board of Giving It A Voice and started my involvement with the nonprofit ministry as a mentor during the pilot of the “Who Am I Project.”
I am driven by a calling to be an advocate for young people and to share the love of Christ through faith and action. I am passionate about the word of God and believe that there is so much freedom in creating spaces to come as you are, young or old, to not only receive healing but to walk in healing.
I received a B.S. in Finance from the University of Minnesota — Carlson School of Management and currently work in Finance in the healthcare industry.