Sonja has been a part of CIY for 14 years. She sits on the Development team as the Development Manager. Sonja attended college at Ozark Christian College where she received a Bachelor of Christian Ministry. She is originally from Washington Missouri but has called Joplin home for the last 15 years. She is married to Kyle Tapper and has two kids, Ace and Olive. Together they attend church at College Heights in Joplin.