Sarah L. FinnertyMadison Avenue Presbyterian Church | Pastors & Staff
...Sarah Lien FinnertyDirector of Christian Education and Youth Ministries
...Sarah L. FinnertySarah Lien Finnerty, Director of Christian Education and Youth Ministries comes to MAPC from Texas by way of Augusta, Georgia.
As a preacher's kid, she
has lived in many places around the United States, including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Virginia, Tennessee and Texas.Having spent most of her
youth in Texas, she
considers it home.Sarah earned her bachelor's degree in theatre from Austin College in Sherman, Texas.She received her Masters in Christian Education from Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Richmond, Virginia.
While in seminary, she
was awarded a Friends Fellowship for her
academic achievements and contributions to the church, receiving the highest monetary award available.Sarah also served as President of the Christian Education student body.Her first call out of seminary was at Ridglea Presbyterian Church in Fort Worth, Texas where she served as Director of Christian Education.
designed and implemented their new workshop rotation Sunday school model, including an extensive room remodeling project.She
has also served churches in Dallas and Memphis.
One of Sarah's gifts is creating opportunities for theatre in the church.She
has directed many children and youthproductions throughout the years and enjoys any opportunity to flex her
husband, Craig, a graphic designer, live on the tenth floor with their four cats, Madeleine, Emily, Penelope and Mo.She is an avid photographer, cook and pop culture whiz.
You may even see her
and Craig enjoy spending their time at the movies, seeing theatre, traveling and enjoying the outdoors.
...Sarah L. Finnerty, Director of Christian Education and Youth Ministries