Meet Sarah, YPM's March Young Adult Devotion Contributor
YPM is proud to introduce the young adult devotion contributor for March, Sarah Wilcox Smoot. Take a moment to learn more about Sarah below, and check back on Wednesday, the 8th, to read the first of her four devotions.
Sarah Wilcox Smoot is a US-2 Mission Fellow of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries. Commissioned in July 2014, Sarah serves with the affiliates of Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ) in Madison, Wisconsin. With IWJ Sarah organizes clergy and laity in local efforts to promote economic justice, offers guest sermons relating the Christian faith and scriptures to economic issues, and assists workers in learning workplace rights and addressing violations of their rights. Sarah is fluent in Spanish and English and enjoys working with Latino workers, churches, and communities in the effort for worker justice.
Sarah also worships and serves with Servant Community, a United Methodist new-faith-start in Sullivan, WI. She teaches Sacred Dance, a free community dance class for prayer and praise of God through dance, and helps to plan and lead worship services of Servant Community.
Sarah is from Birmingham, Alabama, where she is a member of Canterbury United Methodist Church and a candidate for ordination as an Elder in the North Alabama Conference. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and English from Sewanee: University of the South, and a Master of Divinity from Duke Divinity School. She has served as a youth and children’s minister at Wesley UMC in Hartsville, South Carolina, as a pastoral intern at Iglesia de la Santisima Trinidad in Mexicali, Mexico, and has performed professionally in modern and contemporary dance companies. Sarah is happily married to Tyler Smoot, who also serves as a US-2 missionary. Tyler helps adults achieve their GED (High School education equivalent) and leads the music ministry of Servant Community. Sarah and Tyler have been missionaries for about as long as they’ve been married, which they think is pretty cool.