Sarah E. Strosahl-Kagi
American Baptist Home Mission Societies
P.O. Box 851
Valley Forge, Pa. 19482-0851
Work Phone: 800.222.3872, x2462
Sarah E. Strosahl-Kagi’s understanding of, dedication to and membership in the American Baptist emerging leaders population make her uniquely qualified to serve as director of American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ Emerging Leaders and Scholarship Program. What’s more, she has advocated for emerging leaders in her previous professional and personal roles.
Many emerging leaders are seeking guidance in navigating the intersection of faith, passion and work, Strosahl-Kagi says, and she feels privileged to assist them and provide the resources they need.
“The current generation of emerging leaders is passionate, creative and active,” she says. “And I’m excited to be in a position to help cultivate that passion and creativity and to walk alongside emerging leaders as they discern, grow and transform our churches and our world.”
Just as she was mentored, Strosahl-Kagi hopes to provide the blessing of mentorship to others at this critical juncture in their lives.
“As part of this generation of emerging leaders, I understand the desire to be grounded in faith and active in the world,” she says. “I was fortunate to have mentors in my journey who connected me with the people and resources I needed to discern and pursue my call, and who cultivated within me a deep spirituality and passionate leadership.”
A lifelong American Baptist, Strosahl-Kagi stresses the fact that her faith is intertwined with social justice advocacy.
“I was raised understanding that the church is dynamic and highly relational, and cannot be confined to four walls and a steeple,” she says. “I’ve always felt called to this type of holy work outside of the church building.”
Strosahl-Kagi spends free time with her husband, Josh, and dog, Stout. In addition to being an avid Red Sox fan and taco aficionado, she is a percussionist, specializing in the marimba.
- M.Div., Andover Newton Theological School, Newton Centre, Mass.
- B.M., Music Education/International Affairs, Latin American Studies and Spanish, University of New Hampshire, Durham
- Certificate, Ethics and Social Justice, Andover Newton Theological School
- Certificate, Religion and Conflict Transformation, Boston Theological Institute
- Clinical Pastoral Education, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston
- Contractor, youth and young adults in mission, International Ministries, 2015-2016
- City Mission Society of Boston, 2013-2014
- Program Assistant, Episcopal Urban Intern Program, Los Angeles, 2011-2013
- Intern, Episcopal Urban Intern Program, 2010-2011
- Birthday: Feb. 22
HOME MISSION HIGHLIGHT:
- Emerging leaders are not only the future leaders of our churches and denomination but also integral members of our church today!