Hola, y'all - I'm Sarah!
I am a born and raised Southern girl, who grew up eating grits, playing basketball, and going to church. When I was nineteen, I spent a year living and volunteering in an urban neighborhood. The relationships and experiences from that year ignited a lifelong passion for justice, service, and racial reconciliation.
My husband Billy and I met at a multicultural church in South Central Los Angeles. He had emigrated from Guatemala City, and we quickly began discovering the joys and craziness of a cross-cultural, bilingual relationship. We also walked together through the immigration system as Billy was an undocumented immigrant when we met and married.
In 2009, we moved to our home in Atlanta, Georgia, where we live in the heart of the city as intentional neighbors engaged in Christian community development. We have two kids - Gabriella and Isaac - and we are trying our best to raise them bicultural and bilingual-ish. To that end, we speak as much Spanglish as possible at home and at our Spanish church.
What do I write?
Day-to-day life inspires my writing about social justice, immigration, faith, and life across cultures. Also, many years ago, I devoured a bunch of Starbucks Frappachinos and completed a master's degree in sociology. It was like bootcamp for all the things race, class, and culture related.
Professionally, I have worked more than a decade with non-profits that are making a difference in the world and their communities. I am also a member of the CCDA (Christian Community Development Association) Emerging Leaders cohort.
My writing has been featured on Christianity Today, Relevant, Sojourners, ChurchLeaders.com, Off the Page, and many other online sites. My first book, Love Undocumented: Risking Trust in a Fearful World releases from Herald Press in January 2018.
I am so glad you're here, where together we can unpack the joys and questions that emerge from cross-cultural marriage, parenting, ministry, and life. I'd love to meet you and keep in touch! You can find me on the interwebs here: Facebook || Twitter || Instagram. I also send out a monthly newsletter, and I'd love to add you to the mailing list. Sign up here!