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Sara Weaver is astounded people do so many things

Sara Weaver
Sara Weaver

Sara Weaver started editing in 2007 thanks to a grant from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development Fund to involve people in nonprofit projects. 

She had retired from working in retail in 2003 and was looking for options to supplement her income.

“I continue because I’m astounded how many people are doing so many good things,” she said.  “It makes me feel useful, in contrast to my years of work in retail.”

Sara earned a bachelor’s degree in religion and philosophy at Bridgewater College in Virginia before going on to Bethany Theological Seminary in Oakbrook, Ill., where she was the only woman in the master of divinity program at the Church of the Brethren seminary.  In 1968, she earned a master of divinity.

She married a classmate, Jim Weaver, and went with him for his studies and work as a pastor and librarian in McPherson, Kans., Roanoke, Va., Bloomington, Ind., and Marion, Ohio.  In 1974, they came to Spokane, where he was associate librarian at Whitworth University.

Sara worked during seminary and over the years in retail.

In Spokane, she attends Westminster Congregational United Church of Christ (UCC) and has been involved with the Pacific Northwest Conference of the UCC, serving on worship and spiritual life, nominations, and church and ministry committees.

Sara preaches and teaches at her own church and others.  In college, she had started to major in English, but changed when she felt called to study theology with the goal of teaching at a college or seminary.



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