About Jen


Jen Sensenig

      Jen  is the founder and executive director of North Star Initiative, formerly known as L.I.G.H.T. (Local Initiatives aGainst Human Trafficking), a Pennsylvania based non-profit organization dedicated to seeing the end of modern-day slavery in our world, nation and county. North Star’s mission, also echoing Jen’s heartbeat is bringing restoration and healing for women rescued from human trafficking through the opening of a home, North Star Harbor.  

     Jen went to Lancaster Bible College, where she graduated with her B.S. in Bible and Biblical Counseling. After spending time working in a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center for teens and nannying for a family, she served as a youth pastor’s wife working with and mentoring teens.  Jen began to engage with human trafficking when she learned that it was happening internationally, working to raise awareness and funds for a safe haven in Nepal.  As her research and training led her closer to the United States, she immersed herself in doing what she could to combat the issue within her own backyard.  Her story “The Girl at the Window” drew her into a local investigation of a perceived trafficking ring that was operating less than 5 miles from her home.  That was a pivotal point and led to the formation of North Star and its task force. 

       When Jen is not working for North Star, she is plugged into her family, local church, school and community.  She also simply enjoys hanging out with her amazing kids and husband as well as extended family and friends.  She is just an ordinary, every-day individual who said “Yes!” when God asked her to join with His heart and engage in the fight against human trafficking. “Ask God what He wants you to do for Him, I dare you. But only if you want an answer.  You’ll never be the same.” 

2 responses to “About Jen

  • Lena Arbogast

    Jen, I have heard only recently about you and your ministry, learning we are neighbors ( I live in Strasburg). For the past 12 years I have been involved with HOME Int’l based out of Denver Pa (founder, Debbie Hollingler) making yearly trips to 3 different girls homes with in India. I recently retired from being self-employed and have a strong interest in becoming involved with your ministry!! From my early 20’s I knew that one of the main purposes of my life was to be open to ministry to women and children (girls). I have had many opportunities locally and abroad to be an encouragement to others…this is truly my heart. If you have any interest in meeting with me, seeing if there would be anything I could fit into your ministry on a regular basis, feel free to call me at 717-371-6075 or e-mail be at lenastoltzfus@hotmail.com. I very much look forward to your contact. Thank you Lena Arbogast

  • Iris Sensenig

    Jen, beautiful picture, beautiful woman, beautiful family, wonderful job you are doing for HIM. I pray for your every day and contribute monthly. I help when and where I can (mostly babysit) Love you, your other “Mom”

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