Skip to main content

Hello! My name is Sarah Hoogendoorn. After graduating from Western Theological Seminary in 2011, I began working as the Director of Outreach at Inglewood CRC in Edmonton, Alberta. While I loved the congregation and knew I was called into ministry, I began wrestling with what type of ministry God was calling me into. I left the position after finishing the EPMC program through Calvin Theological Seminary and I decided to postpone my ordination candidacy with the CRCNA for a year to do some discernment work. 

During that year, the opportunity for a CPE residency at the Sioux Falls VA Health Care System opened up, and I took a chance on an option I had never before considered.  God has opened a passion within me I didn't know existed. From August 2016 to September 2017 I was able to serve and learn as a resident at the Sioux Falls VA Health Care System. In October of this year, I began another year long residency, this time with a specialization in the area of Mental Health and interdisciplinary work, again within the veteran population, now at the VA in St. Cloud, Minnesota. I am so excited for the work I do with veterans on a daily basis and hope to continue serving this unique population as I move forward on the chaplaincy journey. I am currently still a candidate for ordination, and look forward to this call God has placed in my life coming to fullness someday soon.

In my spare time I work at Starbucks (resident salary, after all) and enjoy coffee as it should be enjoyed (black). I love to engage my creative side by coloring and writing and listening to audiobooks. I also enjoy cooking food, trying new food, and really anything that involves food. 

*Endorsement is provisional until ordination requirement is met.

Comments

Congratulations Sarah!  Blessings on your ministry!

Let's Discuss

We love your comments! Thank you for helping us uphold the Community Guidelines to make this an encouraging and respectful community for everyone.

Login or Register to Comment

We want to hear from you.

Connect to The Network and add your own question, blog, resource, or job.

Add Your Post