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Rev. Sarah Are

Rev. Sarah Are

Associate Pastor for Youth and Young Adultsoffice: 214.368.6348 ext 143


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Sarah joined our staff in July 2017 after completing her Master of Divinity in May from Columbia Theological Seminary.

Sarah’s first practice in leading retreats- the innovation birthplace for creative and unique ministry- began in high school with the Massanetta Middle School Conference and Montreat Youth Conference Planning Team.  Since then she has had the opportunity to serve as a keynoter for Presbyterian Women and the Montreat youth conference, as well as middle school and high school presbytery retreats.  Additionally, she has led workshops at Massanetta Springs Conference Center, Montreat College Conference, and the NEXT Church Conference. These experiences have allowed for her to cultivate her voice as a ‘creativist’- engaging her energy and passion for creative and kinesthetic worship and faith formation.   

 Sarah loves to combine her love of all things creative with her passion for God. She believes that the church has a responsibility to open every door to God, so that those of us who are visual, kinesthetic, or relational learners all have equal opportunity to engage God to the fullest of our abilities. Sarah feels called to live her life welcoming people into the church by using her energy and passion for beautifully scripted words, raw and relevant liturgy, and hands-on worship experiences to engage our longing for God and the need for justice in this messy world.