Sara has been coming to Word of Life on and off for over 20 years. She came on staff in July 2018 as the Youth Ministries Administrative Coordinator for Axis Student Ministries and, when Pastor Colby came on staff in 2020, she transitioned into the position of Youth Ministry Administrative Assistant. One of the best parts of her job is when she hears students speak about how Jesus has changed their life... she says, “my heart explodes.”

Married to Darrin for over 20 years, Sara has two “bonus” grown children and one grandson. Though retired from teaching middle-school, she has held many different jobs. It was while working as a waitress that she began to understand that she was gifted with heart to serve. Besides serving, Sara gets fulfillment by inspiring both young and old along their fitness journey and traveling or adventuring with her husband and friends.

Even though her family did not regularly attend church, Sara was able to “try” the three churches in her small community. She remembers having the most “fun” at the Baptist Church because they were always singing.

Sara has two favorite Bible verses:

“Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment.” Matthew 22:37-38 (NIV)

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)