Pastor Heidi


Board Affiliations
​…Member, Denver Presbytery, Denver, CO - Ordained in Presbyterian Church (USA) 
…Member, Board of Advisors, Nuba Christian Family Mission 
…Member, Board of Advisors, Her Many Voices Foundation 
…Member, South Sudanese Community Association of Colorado 
…Member, Armenian Society of Colorado

A glimpse of Pastor Heidi’s and CSI’s abolitionist work can be viewed in the YouTube footage documented by Tamara Banks, documentarian and independent journalist.

Pastor Heidi addressing slavery can be viewed in this Fox News Live video link: 

Rev. Heidi McGinness

Director of Outreach

CSI-USA 720 984 4488

In 2014 when ISIS began its genocidal violence in Syria and Iraq, Pastor became the voice for Iraq’s and Syria’s persecuted Christian, Yazidi and Shia Muslim refugees on national radio. 

Pastor Heidi speaks to groups in churches, synagogues, universities, public and private schools in the United States, Canada and in Switzerland advocating for human rights for ALL people.   Pastor Heidi is a passionate speaker who inspires and engages her audience, large or small.  From 2006 -2014 she was a Board Member of the Colorado Coalition of Genocide Awareness and Action in Denver, Colorado.    In 2009 Pastor McGinness was inducted as a Franciscan Associate of the Dubuque Franciscans for her unwavering resolve to stand by the persecuted and poor. She was awarded the Herbert E. Manning, Jr. Award by the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary for Servant Leadership and Courageous Convictions in Christian Ministry.  In 2010 Pastor McGinness was a recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Business and Social Responsibility Award. In 2012 she received the Global Peacemaking Hero Award from Denver’s Center for Spiritual Living.  In 2013 Pastor was honored by the South Sudanese Community Association of Colorado and in 2014 she was nominated for the CNN Hero Award.

Pastor, Preacher, Public Speaker, Human Rights Activist, Director of Outreach of CSI-USA


The Reverend Heidi McGinness is an ordained Presbyterian Minister who serves as Director of Outreach for Christian Solidarity International-USA since 2004.  CSI-USA is a Christian Human Rights Organization that originated in Switzerland in 1978.  CSI assists victims of jihad, war, and persecution. Fourteen trips since 2004  to war-torn Sudan with CSI have catapulted Pastor McGinness into becoming a modern-day abolitionist and passionate defender of the victims of slavery, genocide and persecution of ALL people.   She has been personally present to document the liberation of over 4,225 men, women and children from slavery, delivering tons of medicine and grain, thousands of survival kits, freedom, spiritual support and hope. With the help of God, colleagues and donors, she has worked to help bring over 21,400 of God’s children out of slavery.  The release of slaves taken during the 23-year civil war between the North and the South was not a part of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement nor South Sudan’s Independence in 2011. Tens of thousands of South Sudanese citizens are still enslaved in Sudan.