Pastor of Connections- SARA WILHELM GARBERS

Sara Wilhelm Garbers


Sara Wilhelm Garbers is one of our pastors and a core member of our preaching team. Her efforts focus on connecting the community with one another and with the mission of First Covenant. She seeks to foster relational spaces for authentic points of connection while also strategically implementing the mission of First Cov through our collective efforts. 

Sara and her spouse, Andy, live in St. Louis Park, having recently returned to Minneapolis from Chicago where she completed coursework for her Ph.D. in Ethics/Theology at Loyola University Chicago. In addition to her pastoral work, she is a part of the faculty and leadership at United Seminary, volunteers as a sexual assault advocate, and is writing her dissertation on developing a new feminist political theological ethics of memory in view of survivors of sexual violence. 

Sara has long been passionate about justice and the life of faith, and seeks to develop and articulate notions of faith that move us deeper into loving God, ourselves, and our neighbors. Sara loves spending time with friends and family, decorating, eating, jogging, and most of all...just hanging out with her favorite human and partner in life (PIL), Andy Garbers.


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