Meet the Staff: Sara


“For it is God at work in you, enabling you both to will and to work for his good pleasure.” —Philippians 2:13

Hometown: Memphis, TN, but moving to Nashville in August

College: Undergrad at University of Evansville, grad school at Georgia College in Milledgeville

Degree: Just finished my MFA in creative writing

Birthday: March 14th (Pi Day!)

Dream job: opening and running Mon Petit Cupcakery and Hair Braiding

Hobbies: Crafts, running, using my phone as a phone, experimental baking, portmanteaux, bargain hunting, books

Favorite book: That’s ridiculous. (Faulkner, Harry Potter, The Poisonwood Bible, everything in the second half of American lit)

Favorite color: Purple and jewel tones

Interesting fact: My love language is driving really long distances to see people for really short periods of time.

Moments where I encounter God: Music, music, music. Hard wind, hard rain. The Holy Sonnets.

Why I wanted to be on staff: I’m so excited to have found a place where children can experience God in a context that includes their whole families! So often kids go to summer camp and come home to a completely different world, but this is a chance for some of the love and comfort they feel at camp to come home with them. Any way I can serve that cause is a great way to spend the summer.

What I am most looking forward to this summer: I can’t wait to share the joy and love I have for camp in a new context. I’m a rookie here at the LEC, but I’m thrilled to adapt my knowledge of my home camp to the needs of this one. I especially love leading worship, teaching and making crafts, and hair braiding. :)

Anything else? I am short and left-handed, so the world wasn’t built for me, but it’s made me really good at improvising… and climbing. I know all the words to every song.*

*Please do not test me on this.