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A bit more about Dr. E





These words tend to swirl around my life like a twister in a corn field. Oddly, they are significant in making me the unconventional speaker, professor & preacher I am today, but perhaps not in the ways you are thinking. 


After earning a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Relations in 1998, I've spent decades at various universities and colleges as a graduate and under-graduate level
Human Sexuality and Social Psychology instructor.  Along with leading churches and working as a crisis chaplain, I have seen and heard it all.

Along the way I've met countless people and organizations who mean well and want to help during life's crises, but lack opportunity to learn the skills needed to be true difference makers. It's my desire to inspire and equip in that process. 

Currently Eric and Cindy pastor The Sanctuary Church on Colorado Springs' westside. A church that exists for the margins and misfits (, while also traveling and bringing hope, healing, and restoration to others.



Bookings Contact:

Eric or Cindy Sandras or 


Because I am a full-time pastor and also juggle counseling and teaching, it's easiest for us to work something out if we plan 2-4 months in advance. 

Upcoming and recent events: 

October 2023: International Restorative Justice Conference. Prague, Czech Republic


October 2023: Kansas City Chiefs team chapel service

January 2024: Crisis/Trauma relief training.

Tel Aviv, Israel

March 2024: City Table Gathering for city transformation. Amsterdam, Netherlands

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