Sara Bailey

Sara Bailey is a life-long Episcopalian having grown up in Memphis, Tennessee, the land of Elvis. She has been in professional youth ministry since 1993 serving Episcopal churches in Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. While no longer in full-time paid ministry, she serves the children and youth at her own congregation in Louisville, KY where she currently resides. She’s been a part of the Ministry Architects team since 2006 as a Lead Consultant and the Search Manager. Sara’s husband Geoff works at the University of Louisville (go Cards!) and they have a tween daughter as well as two dogs. Butterflies are a significant symbol of her faith journey you‰’ll find them everywhere in her home. Anyone who guesses correctly how many there are gets a prize!


Recent Articles

How to move Youth from Consumption and Success to Human Flourishing

At Cultivate this year, we are exploring the ideas of human flourishing and innovation in ministry.  We will do this through the unpacking of a real […]

Five Keys to Volunteer Recruitment

Great youth ministry volunteers who passionately care for students, help plan events, teach, and disciple are the common thread among every good youth ministry. If you […]

It Happens: Snowed In – Severe Weather and Quickly Changing Plans

Excerpt from “It Happens: True Tales from the Trenches of Youth Ministry” by Oeland Camp Almost every youth minister has led a trip that turned into […]

It Happens: Mistake Snowball – When One Bad Decision Leads to Another

When I was at my second youth ministry job, I thought I knew it all. Here I was, this Southern gal who moved to the great, […]