Sarah was formed by her childhood wandering the hills of Santa Clara Valley in Northern California. Her most vivid memories of her childhood were always connected to nature–exploring the wilderness, finding cast off horns and cat skulls, owl pellets and animal tracks, and ever wondering at the mystery of the land that lay around her. As a youth, she felt a strong kinship with the land, and spent her free days caring for livestock on her parents land, tending to horses and heading back into the wilderness again and again to see what mysteries might be found.
As a teenager, she discovered a new mystery–the mystery of faith. At the age of 13, she walked into a Presbyterian Church, and she has never been the same. Like her journeys into the woods, Sarah’s first step into the fellowship of the church revealed mysteries that have captivated her ever since–grace, faith, hope, hospitality, peace. She continues to seek out treasure within the church and hold it up to the light.
These days, Sarah serves as a pastor in Philadelphia Presbytery in the PCUSA. She delights in the mystery of friendship across all boundaries, the fellowship of her husband Alex, and the abiding love they share with their three children. She still seeks wisdom in the silent cathedral of the world, and wonders at the power of God’s Wisdom as revealed in story, song, and art