Storyteller – Poet – Minister

I am a storyteller, poet, and minister – this three-fold vocation and identity giving shape to a life guided by Christian spirituality.

Sarah speaking

Born and raised on Kaurna land in Adelaide, South Australia, I lived for four years Ngunnawal/Ngambri country in Canberra, and three years in Edinburgh, in the land of her Scottish ancestors. Sarah is once again living and working on Kaurna Land.

Storyteller

Performer, composer, hearer of stories – find out how to connect with me in the sacredness of story. 

Poet

Graduate of Creative Writing Honours at Flinders University, author of four poetry collections, a pamphlet, audio book, and story in verse, and composer of bespoke poems live at special events – come find the Poet! 

Minister

Practitioner of innovative forms of worship and church community, internationally acclaimed liturgist, proclaimer of the Sacred Story – I may be an ordained Minister of the Word in the Uniting Church, but I’m not a minister like those in days of old … 

sarah speaking at Grassmarket

Pray the Story

Responding to the Sacred Story with poetic prayers for use in personal and community devotion, Pray the Story brings the three-fold vocation dynamically together.

For six years, a free weekly blog, Pray the Story will be re-launched for a new season of freelance ministry with a subscription podcast. Continue to pray the sacred story of the Christian tradition, and support your storyteller-poet-liturgist along the way.

Volume One of the collected prayer-poems is available now. Volume Two will be released in late 2022.

Scholar

My vocation is also expressed through scholarship that explores the sacred story as we encounter and make meaning of it through storytelling, or Embodied Performance.

I also study story and storytelling more generally, and the broader art and craft of oral communication.

Shop

Books, podcast subscription, story resources and more – come and explore the shop!