The Arlington District invites all Clergy and Laity to a service celebrating the appointment of Rev. Dr. Sarah L. K. Calvert as the Arlington District Superintendent.
When: Sunday, July 28 from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Where: Clarendon UMC
Clarendon UMC: 606 N. Irving Street, Arlington, VA 22201
Sarah is a United Methodist elder in her fifth year serving the Arlington and Alexandria districts as the Bi-District Coordinator for Church Revitalization and Leadership Development. She is excited to be taking on a role she has watched Cathy Abbott and Jeff Mickle “do wonderfully well for the last five years.”
Sarah grew up all over as a military kid (itinerate from an early age!), ending up in Fairfax, Va., graduating from Oakton High School. She has a BA in Economics from Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg and then became an attorney with her own firm in Fairfax after receiving her law degree from George Mason Law School. After an overwhelming and literal calling from God, Sarah attended Wesley Theological Seminary receiving her Masters of Divinity there and then again a few years later went back for her Doctorate in Church Leadership. Her dissertation work was on clergy peer groups.
Sarah served as associate pastor for 6 years at a large church in Loudoun, planting an offsite for them and developing outreach into the community. She then spent 3 years as a sole pastor, helping revitalize a small church in Luray, Virginia, before her current position with the District began. She now lives in Fairfax with her boxer Sugar Ray and has one 25-year-old son, Matthew.