I am an ordained elder in the California Pacific Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church (UMC). I currently serve as the Lead Pastor of a Re-Start congregation in Costa Mesa- First United Methodist in Costa Mesa. I love speaking to groups of varying sizes all over the United States--and back in my home and native land Canada!
I was born in Newfoundland, Canada and spent my early years in Ontario, until my family moved to Hattiesburg, Mississippi in 1994. I kept close to my southern roots, attending the University of Southern Mississippi where I received Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Biology. While in undergrad I felt a call into ministry--and although I had no idea what that meant--I ended up attending Duke Divinity School where I earned my Master of Divinity degree in 2005.
The biggest blessings in my life are my random assortment of talented friends and my amazing mutt of a dog, Tenor. You can usually find Tenor and I enjoying a day off by running along the beach or stand up paddle boarding.
I have a passion for music, traveling, acting, creating art, designing spaces, watching sports and spending time playing in the gym. All of these eclectic joys make their way into my ministry.
Because I work out in the world so much writing and meeting with people, you can often find me at a coffee shop. (I adore coffee shops.) Here is the plot twist- I don’t like coffee, but I am completely addicted to iced tea.
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"In every talk, Sarah exudes great compassion, clarity, and heart. Sarah has this ability to own a stage, not with demanding ego, but with care and great love."
Recording Artist and Author of “The Most Beautiful Thing I’ve Ever Seen: Opening Your Eyes to Wonder”
- Lisa Gungor -
"Our audience left Sarah's keynote address inspired and encouraged. Her unique ability to tell stories, paired with her thoughtful and fresh perspective on faith and culture, are exactly what so many people need to feel connected to God, self, others and the world."
Director of Discipleship at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection and Director of Burlap ministry
Author of The Wesley Challenge, The Garden Resonates, Gladhearted Disciples, A New Kind of Youth Ministry, and Clear
- Chris Folmsbee -
“Sarah isn’t just a phenomenal speaker. She’s a working pastor, a woman, an orthodox Christian, and a person who give hope and community to those inside and outside the church.”
Author of Finding God in the Waves; Host of Ask Science Mike; Co-founder of The Liturgists
- Mike McHargue -
"When it comes to picking a powerful speaker for your next keynote, workshop, festival or class, Sarah Heath is your woman! I find that she brings a rare combination of spiritual depth, theological acumen, pastoral sensitivity, and engaging humor to each of her talks. When Sarah speaks, she lights up a room! I highly recommend you bring her in for your next happening."
Futurist, Speaker, and Collaborating Author, The Divine Dance with Richard Rohr
- Mike Morrell -