From our Pastor
Rev. Sarah Andrews Schlieckert is a lifelong United Methodist who is energized by our Wesleyan understanding of God’s prevenient, justifying and sanctifying grace, and who appreciates our United Methodist focus on both personal and communal spiritual disciplines as well as a commitment to works of justice and mercy.
Pastor Sarah began her ministry with Pasadena UMC in July 2020.
Following studies at Gettysburg College, Pastor Sarah completed her seminary training at Duke Divinity School. She entered fulltime ministry in 2005. She comes to Pasadena following previous appointments to congregations in western, central and southern Maryland. She is the fourth generation of clergy in her family, whose roots trace to the United Methodist predecessor Evangelical United Brethren Church.
Pastor Sarah’s passions in local church ministry include relevant, scripturally-grounded preaching, deep commitment to the study of the Bible for all persons, and intentional discipleship for persons of all ages, especially through multi-generational and family ministry.
Beyond the local church, Pastor Sarah served for many years on the Board of Ordained Ministry of the Baltimore-Washington Conference, helping to evaluate, train and support new clergy. She also serves as an elected clergy delegate to the General Conference and the Northeast Jurisdictional Conference for the 2020-2024 quadrennium, following a previous quadrennium as service as a clergy delegate to the Northeast Jurisdictional Conference. She has served on a variety of other Annual Conference committees as well.
Pastor Sarah is married to Chris Schlieckert, the Director of Retreat and Camping Ministries of the Baltimore-Washington Conference. They have two elementary-aged children, Anna and Mary. Their family enjoys being outdoors, spending time with their beagle Daisy, travelling, and trying new recipes and restaurants.