Co-Founder and Director
Bonnie Gatchell is Director of Route One Ministry, which she cofounded in 2010 under the auspices of a local church. By way of Michigan and the Dominican Republic, where she worked at a school for at-risk youth, Bonnie came to Boston in 2006 to pursue a Master of Divinity degree at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. In 2009 Bonnie won the distinguished Donald Wells Award for justice in preaching. While completing a Masters of Theology (ThM), Bonnie was awakened to the horrors of trafficking both globally and domestically, and in 2010 she founded Route One Ministry, a nonprofit organization that works with women exploited by the commercial sex industry across the state of Massachusetts. Route One was the first outreach of its kind in all of New England. In 2014 Bonnie was voted President of Christians for Biblical Equality and was admitted to the selective Ockenga Institutes’ Fellows Program. Bonnie serves on the board of The Boston Faith and Justice Network. Since 2010 Bonnie has provided educational training to the Junior League of Women, UNICEF–Link Conference, The Justice Conference Workshops, Grace Chapel’s Women’s Group, the Boston Rescue Mission, Boston University, Boston College, Gordon College, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and churches across New England, exposing the reality of sex trafficking in New England and providing practical solutions to bring about its end. Bonnie is an invited speaker of Tedx Wellesley (scheduled for February 2016).
If you are interested in joining an outreach team, or developing a new outreach team in your area, for support and training contact Bonnie here