"I most appreciated the open and candid spirit and the delivery of the message from Sarah. Everything was wonderful and as is too often the case time passed too quickly. Thoroughly enjoyed the day – thank you!"
D. M., St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Victoria BC
Sarah, you have a wonderful way of putting people at ease, and everyone has commented on how much they appreciate your leadership. The theme and questions challenged us to be prepared as we ready our hearts for the Christ Child. The Ven. Gordon Payne, St. Peter Quamichan Anglican Church, Duncan BC
Sarah has a gentle and inviting style which draws the listener in immediately. Her presentation is a mix of passing on the insights of her reading and thinking, along with stories and personal experiences. Her presentation has solid, well thought out content, but does not come across as a lecture. Each part of her presentation was accompanied by written notes which she handed out, so that the listener did not feel the need to be taking notes, but rather could just listen and enter into the spirit of the content. In the end, it felt like it had been a journey of discovery of the delights that Sabbath offers to us all.
The Rev. Dr. Robert Smith, Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church, Calgary AB
Participating in this retreat helped me in my decision to return to the church. I found this retreat to be a well-organized program. It was thought provoking and an excellent guide to improving my spiritual life. Participant, 'The Holy Longing’ Lenten Retreat, The Anglican Church of St. John the Baptist, Cobble Hill BC
I most appreciated Sarah's ability to speak individually to the concerns of our parish - a wonderful day. P. B, Congregational Development Workshop, St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church, Sooke BC
Most helpful was the time, space and support to journey into my grief, especially from a Christian context. I will definitely recommend this program to others - I feel it is appropriate for people at any stage of their journey through grief - it allows us to get in touch with where we are, but also shows us a way ahead into a new future. Thank you so much, Sarah, for your skilled and loving leadership during this retreat. You have given all of us an incredible gift.
S. H., Saskatoon SK