Meet Sara Miller
Degree Program – Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling (Clinical Track)
Hometown – Louisville, Kentucky
I received my undergraduate degree from Indiana Wesleyan University. In my free time, I enjoy trying new restaurants and going to antique shops with my spouse. I am a lover of puppy snuggles, donuts with coffee, walks around my neighborhood, city lights, writing spoken word, and watching documentaries.
Why did you decide to attend seminary and Garrett-Evangelical in particular?
I chose Garrett-Evangelical because I wanted to study at a place that valued inclusivity and seeking justice as much as I do. I wanted to be at a place that pushes me to have deeper, harder conversations and to give me the field experience to apply what I am learning.
What are you enjoying most about your seminary experience so far?
I have thoroughly enjoyed building relationships with my classmates, hearing their stories, and learning from them how I can be a better person, friend, and pastor. There is such diversity in the first-year class alone, and it gives me hope for our world and the ways it will benefit from them as they continue to lean into God’s call in their lives.
How has your faith been strengthened since attending Garrett-Evangelical?
Since attending Garrett-Evangelical, my view and my understanding of God continue to expand. I am seeing God from cultural lenses and viewpoints that I haven’t previously considered. This has challenged me to stretch my theological frameworks and consequently lean into the mystery of the God I love.
Where do you see Christ leading you after seminary?
I am passionate about helping local churches develop a practical theology of suffering that they can apply immediately to ministries, both inside and outside their walls. I am especially passionate about collaborating with teenagers (and the adults who love them!) to explore what it means to suffer well.