From a retreat chairman and pastor’s wife:

In over 30 years of organizing retreats,  I have never before had a speaker receive such high ratings on the follow-up evaluations. She connected to our younger women in a special way and was sought after in between sessions by women of all ages for counseling.

– Marlene Wenzel, Grace Bible Church, Manchester, MD


From a single woman in her early thirties following a weekend retreat:

The encouragement I received from hearing Sarah speak was just what I had been praying for! As a young woman, I long to hear a voice of experience and godly wisdom. Sarah drew from the riches of God’s Word in her own life to share with us…

– May Novalis, Grace Bible Church, Manchester, MD


From a university vice-president

Forget your pre-conceived notions of age and who could best relate to the women you want to reach! I have witnessed the impact of Sarah’s speaking on audiences of all ages. When I first heard her speak to an educational audience of 1000, I implored her to come to be the Dean of Women of the university where I was serving. Her impact on those young women was powerful. She has been given wisdom from above and a “gifting” package to communicate that wisdom with life changing results. I personally still go to her for words of wisdom when needed.

-Ed Germann, Regional Field Director, International Students, Inc. and former Vice President, Columbia International University


From a church women’s ministry co-worker

Sarah blessed our church with her gift of teaching and her passion for women’s ministry. She brings a rich heritage and a lifetime of service to the Kingdom to all she does. What a sweet spirit!

– Alba Eckstrom, SS teacher and Apples of Gold mentor, St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Columbia, SC


From a church women’s ministry co-worker

Sarah quickly becomes a friend and one who will get into the trenches of life with you. She’s ready to help you “face your demons” and slay them with the truths and promises of God, which are always at her fingertips because of her vast knowledge of scripture. She helps you process those truths and get excited about applying them. She is a gift from the Lord to his church today. I had the joy of working alongside her.

– Teri DeBellis, Bible teacher, Apples of Gold mentor, St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Columbia, SC


From a businesswoman and mother

Through Sarah I learned that we can pursue Christ intentionally inside our many relationships. She shared with me her experiences as a daughter, wife, friend, mother, and grandmother. This made my relationship with her one of intimacy and transparency, nurturing in me a love of Jesus and a love for His Word.

– Sarah Turbeville, organizer of outreach Bible studies in her neighborhood. Columbia, SC