Student Stories

A Beautiful and Enriching Community

Sara P. Miller

Meet Sara P. Miller (G-ETS 2022)

Degree Program

Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Pastoral Care and Counseling

What is your hometown and educational background?

My hometown is Louisville, Kentucky. My educational background is in youth ministry.

How has your time at Garrett-Evangelical shaped your ministry and calling?

My time at Garrett-Evangelical has shaped my ministry and calling in more ways than I could begin to list here! This time has pushed me to lean further into my call and hone particular gifts and skills of pastoral care. I’ve been empowered to be my authentic self and learn how to honor this self while carrying out the work of ministry. Furthermore, my time at Garrett-Evangelical has emboldened me to ask questions and have difficult conversations for the sake of bringing God’s loving and just kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.

What is your most transformative experience at Garrett-Evangelical?

The most transformative experiences I’ve had at Garrett-Evangelical have taken place at various Wednesday chapel services. From Sacred Worth chapel to the Spoon Collective chapel, I’ve found a beautiful and enriching community that seeks to honor whole persons, beyond the academic endeavors of seminary. With holy creativity and imagination, students and staff curiously sought God’s movement in worship. These experiences have given me hope for the church and have sustained my faith in today and tomorrow’s church leadership.

What’s next? What are your plans or your hopes for your future?

My vocational plans are still to be determined; however, it will be something in pastoral care and/or family ministry for sure! My hope is that wherever I land, I am at peace knowing that it is the right fit and where my gifts can be best used by the Spirit. I am grateful that my time at Garrett-Evangelical has given me the confidence to feel prepared with the right tools for whatever lies ahead.