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Sarah Movius Schurr

Congregational Life Staff

Pacific Western Region in Congregational Life

Email: sschurr@uua.org

Telephone: (503) 936-0479

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Rev. Sarah Movius Schurr

The Rev. Sarah Movius Schurr joined the PWR team in 2016.  She serves as primary contact for all congregations in the states of Washington, Montana, and Wyoming. In addition to her primary contact work, Sarah is the PWR specialist for small congregation concerns and networks with other small congregation specialists throughout the UUA to provide targeted training and resources. She works with the UUA Disaster Relief Fund and is the UUA staff liaison to EqUUal Access, which promotes equality and access for Unitarian Universalists with disabilities. 

Sarah was ordained in 2008, but she began her work as a faith leader many years before ordination by serving as a district board member, new congregation organizer, and congregational consultant. Sarah had a 20-year Social Work career before the call to ministry. She has extensive experience in organizational development and systems theory. After ordination, Sarah worked for the Pacific Northwest District as their first Developmental Outreach Minister, bringing professional ministry to small congregations in Alaska and Oregon. 

Sarah keeps her home office in Portland, Oregon, where she lives with her husband and their cat. They have two grown children and one grandchild. Sarah likes all kinds of music, from classical to grunge. She enjoys cooking and walks in the neighborhood. She works out at the gym at least twice a week, but doesn’t really enjoy that.