Revd Dr Sarah Brush
Sarah brings a broad range of experience in pastoral work, firstly as a parish youth worker in nearby High Wycombe. She was then Worcester Diocesan Youth Officer where she advised all the churches on their engagement with young people as well as supporting educational chaplaincy in secondary, further and higher education and supporting the Church of England Youth Council as chaplain. She also worked with other local youth organisations, particularly Worcestershire YMCA of which she was latterly the chair of the trustees. More recently she served as a curate in a diverse team in the Dudley borough. She trained at the Queen’s Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education, gaining a Masters in Applied Theology. Her current research interests are focused on developing further some of the Faith Development work she undertook for her Masters and exploring a novel model for Pastoral Theology. Previous to working for the church, Sarah studied for a PhD at the University of Reading, translating Latin saints’ lives focused on bishops from Merovingian France. She has previously taught Latin, Medieval History, Youth Work and Church History. She co-wrote Moving Images, Changing Lives: Exploring the Christian Life and Confirmation through Film (Church House Publishing, 2011).
Sarah was on General Synod from 2015 to 2017 and has previously been on the National Board of Education. She is Secretary to Praxis Midlands and a regular volunteer at Greenbelt. In her spare time she enjoys needle-felting, experimenting with food and paint, watching films and solving puzzles. She is married to Michael and they have a Staffie-Collie cross called Peggy.