Assistant Director for Church Relations in Church Relations and Assistant to the Chaplains in Chaplains' Office

Sara is the assistant director for Church Relations and assistant to the chaplains. She started at Gustavus on August 1, 2013.

Her previous position was director of communications for the Minneapolis Area Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). As the director of communications, she managed the synod's internal and external communications, including, public relations and bishop communications. Prior to the synod, she was at RSM McGladrey as a web content specialist in National Marketing; communications manager at Colonial Church of Edina; and she spent nine years at Thrivent Financial for Lutherans in many different communications roles. She has more than 15 years of experience in the communications industry.

She grew up in Minneapolis and attended Augsburg College where she studied mathematics. She also has her master’s degree in leadership from Augsburg.


B.A., Mathematics from Augsburg College; M.A., Leadership from Augsburg College