Sara and her husband, Matt, founded LifePointe Christian Church in Charlotte, NC (2004) and ONE Church in Jackson, MS (2014). Both these churches are healthy multi-ethnic, diverse, gospel-centered, difference-making church plants, with the support of Stadia Church Planting. Presently, Sara has the privilege of leading Stadia Bloom's Special Projects Team. She is a passionate educator, public speaker, and writer who enjoys traveling, reading, and anything "Southern."

Sara taught in the public school system for ten years at the secondary level and was awarded Social Studies educator of the year for three years concurrently. Sara has worked as an independent educational consultant and internationally in helping found the "Winthrop School" in Rocha, Nicaragua in 2007. She is returning to Nicaragua in June for teacher training, English classes, and other humanitarian efforts.

She holds a B.A. in History from Winthrop University and M.S.Ed in Educational Leadership. Currently, she works as a Literacy Content Specialist for a national publishing company. She is passionate about education for all students and especially those "at risk" students.

After 30 years of marriage, Sara and Matt are the parents of two fine young men, Mikel, age 25 (Graduate of Full Sail University, Orlando, FL.), Benjamin, age 22 (student at Johnson University, Knoxville, TN, preparing for missions/international church planting), and in-laws to Aubrey McGue and grandparents of Grayson and Naomi Ray.

Sara has authored and co-edited the Bloom book Bloom Where You Are Planted Vol. III and she is currently working on the next book for BLOOM with Dori Gorman due out in the spring of 2017.

SESSIONS

Workshop Session 2: Reconciliation: Addressing the Elephant in the Room
Be a part of an honest conversation about race, reconciliation and ministry. Ultimately, we all want to plant churches that reach across cultural divides and help everyone who attends our church find a deeper relationship with God. This workshop will share some truths we may be unaware of, clear up some misconceptions and then give practical tools that will you be successful in caring for all people in our communities.
Time: Wednesday, 8:45 – 9:45am
Location: Faith Hall - Room 372

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