Hi! I’m Sarah Howell. I am a young, female pastor striving to embrace all of what that means while acknowledging that my identity extends both deeper and beyond those labels.
A day in my life may find me among community organizers, working in a homeless shelter, or writing in a coffeeshop. I have found God at a Run the Jewels concert and in Christian worship. I preached in Duke University Chapel and a prison in the same day.
I currently live, work, and play in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. I am an Associate Minister at Centenary United Methodist Church, where I lead worship and community at Roots Revival, assist in worship design for a diverse range of Sunday morning opportunities, and cultivate missional opportunities both locally and internationally.
I like building relationships, challenging assumptions, and making holy mischief. Words and stories matter deeply to me. In my free time, I enjoy reading, making music (most often with Martha Bassett), hiking/running/biking, weightlifting, cooking, gardening, and hanging out with my fiancé, Colin, and our three pit bulls, Crash, Gertie, and Hooch.
Sarah is a graduate of Duke Divinity School and was ordained as an elder in the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church in 2017.