Preaching on Sunday at Pender UMC

26 May
Please join us this Sunday, May 28th, at our 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 am worship services. We welcome our guest speaker, Rev. Dr. Sarah Calvert, who will be preaching at all 3 services on “In Your Neighborhood” (John 1:14; Matthew 10:5-15)
Sarah is a United Methodist elder beginning her fourth year serving the Arlington and Alexandria districts as the Bi-District Coordinator for Church Revitalization and Leadership Development.  Sarah says you can shorten the title to: “I’m from theDistricts, and I’m here to help!”

Sarah grew up all over as a military kid, ending up in Fairfax, Va. She has a BA in Economics from Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg followed by J.D. from George Mason Law School, opening a law firm in Fairfax as her first career.After an overwhelming and literal calling from God, Sarah attended Wesley Theological Seminary for her Masters of Divinity and then again a few years later for her Doctorate in Church Leadership. Her dissertation work was on clergy support groups.

Sarah served as associate pastor for 6 years at a large church in Loudoun, planting an offsite for them and developing outreach into the community. She then spent 3 years as a sole pastor, helping grow a small church in Luray, Virginia. She now lives in Fairfax with her boxer Sugar Ray and has one 23-year-old son, Matthew.


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