Keynote Preacher, Workshop Leader, Fireside Storyteller
Reverend Sarah Heath is an ordained United Methodist clergywoman. Originally from Canada, Sarah attended Duke Divinity School where she earned her Master of Divinity degree in 2005. Sarah is the lead and founding pastor of a church restart in Southern California. She is the host and creator of the Sonderlust podcast and the author of two books — What’s Your Story? and The Authenticity Challenge. Sarah’s work challenges people to tell their story, invite everyone to the table, find restoration instead of demolition, and connect the spiritual with the ordinary.
Sarah will join us on Tuesday evening for an offering by the campfire. She will then lead a workshop Wednesday morning on “Cultivating Gospel Imagination.” Finally, she will serve as our keynote preacher for closing worship.
Sarah Heath, a clergy colleague that has an amazing way of connecting with all ages. Her theological depth is present in her very relatable preaching style. Those who gather are in store for a treat!The Rev. Suzanne Cobb, Pastor, Fletcher’s Chapel UMC
Lauren Wright Pittman
Lauren Wright Pittman works as a Founding Creative Partner and Director of Branding for A Sanctified Art, a ministry providing multimedia creative resources for church leaders and spiritual seekers. She uses paint, metallic inks, and Apple pencil to image the layered complexity she experiences in scripture texts. She strives to create safe, generative spaces for others to connect with God through the visual arts and creative process. She currently lives in Anderson, SC, with her husband Chad and their dog Rumi, where they seek adventure through new experiences, good food, and community.
Lauren will lead our opening workshop on using imagination and reading scripture with fresh eyes.