Rev. Dr. Sarah Lund’s personal mission is to partner with others to share healing and hope. She is a best selling author, award winning preacher and a national advocate. Sarah earned degrees in religious studies from Trinity University, a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Master of Social Work degree at Rutger’s University. Ministry and Social Work blend together Sarah’s two passions of loving God and loving neighbors. She was ordained into Christian ministry by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in 2002, and has served large and small congregations in Brooklyn, Minneapolis, and New Smyrna Beach, Florida, and Indianapolis, Indiana. In 2011, Rev. Dr. Lund earned the Doctor of Ministry degree from McCormick Theological Seminary with a focus on revitalizing the local church. Sarah served the church as a Regional Minister in Florida, providing support and guidance to congregations in the United Church of Christ from 2014-2018, then served as Vice President for Seminary Advancement at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. In 2018, Sarah was called to serve as the first woman Senior Pastor at First Congregational United Church of Christ of Indianapolis. In addition, she serves on the National Staff of The United Church of Christ as the Minister for Disabilities and Mental Health Justice. Sarah is excited about sharing part of the story about family, faith, and mental illness with the world in her first book, “Blessed are the Crazy: Breaking the Silence About Mental Illness, Family, and Church” (Chalice Press, 2014). The story continues in her second book, “Blessed Union: Breaking the Silence About Mental Illness and Marriage” (Chalice Press, 2021). Sarah blogs at www.sarahgriffithlund.com.
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