Sarah’s main tasks as Financial Secretary include handling Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll, and tracking donations. She also helps out with mailings and other miscellaneous office tasks.
Because of Sarah’s love for animals, she earned a degree in Wildlife Management with the idea that she could do some field research with warm, fuzzy mammals. It didn’t quite work out that way! Sarah worked for the Fish and Wildlife Service for 5 years at two different Fish Research Labs (Beulah, Wyoming and Wellsboro, PA). The fish weren’t exactly warm and fuzzy, but it was still interesting work. Sarah met her husband, Mark, at the lab in Wellsboro. Good catch!
Sarah loves the Word of God. It provides instruction, clarity, structure, and joy to her life. Mark and Sarah, along with their 3 children, were blessed to serve with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Papua New Guinea for 14 years. They worked as support staff enabling the translators to spend time in the field, translating the Bible into the heart languages of the people. (There are over 850 different languages there.) While in PNG, Sarah worked in the Centre’s Finance Office. There she discovered the enjoyment of working with credits and debits and numbers.
Now that Sarah and Mark are settled back in PA, she is privileged to be working with this radio ministry that proclaims God’s Message through music!
Sarah once voluntarily ate a roasted grub while visiting a village in Papua New Guinea. (One was enough!) She was born and raised in Fargo, ND – a great place to grow up! Sarah also enjoys reading, bike riding and birdwatching with her husband, Mark. Sarah and Mark are Trekkies.
I grew up in a stable, church-going family and attended a large denominational church through high school. However, I never really heard the Gospel preached and had no understanding of what it meant to be a true follower of Jesus Christ. After high school I abandoned church and felt no loss in my life.
God did not abandon me though, and looking back I know He was always pursuing me! In my mid-20s, while living and working far away from family, God got my attention in the midst of my loneliness and unhappiness. I committed my life to Him and have never looked back. I am so thankful to now call Jesus my Lord and my Savior, and to continually learn what it means to follow Him.