Sarah Tupper joined the staff at North Baltimore Mennonite Church in the summer of 2019, and has attended the church since 2016. At North Baltimore Mennonite Church, Sarah has found a space that is both affirming of her relationship with her wife and centered within the teachings of Jesus. Although Sarah graduated with a degree in spiritual formation and ministry, instead of entering into Christian ministry, she chose to pursue public elementary education. She has spent ten years teaching first through sixth grades, primarily as a public Montessori teacher.
Sarah’s background in Montessori education, with its emphasis on child-directed learning, influences Sarah’s philosophy of Christian education. At North Baltimore, she is excited to imagine how our Sunday School and Youth Group environments and structures can allow for the wonderings, spiritual interests, and needs of our children and youth. She is excited to work alongside the families of North Baltimore as they guide their children and youth in the truth that each human is a beloved child of God. She is excited to develop intergenerational connections between the children and youth and those within the church who do not currently have young ones. Sarah is excited to be open to the presence of the Holy Spirit working in us and through us, nudging us as a church closer to the teachings of Jesus.
Sarah lives in the neighborhood of Reservoir Hill in a community house of nine adults and one baby (with another baby joining the house family in the fall of 2019!). The house community eats dinner together five nights a week, shares in a “house family time” once a week, and does the hard and joyful work of living day-to-day in community! Sarah loves everything outdoors, from kayaking and swimming to biking and hiking to gardening and reading aloud under a tree with her wife.
4615 Roland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21210