About Sarah

Sarah York is an author, spiritual director, and retired minister.

After serving congregations as a Unitarian Universalist minister for thirty years, Sarah retired to the family farm near Asheville, NC, where she and her husband, Chuck Campbell, raised French Alpine Dairy Goats from 2008 to 2018. In 2012, she became a certified Spiritual Director, and her professional focus has shifted from parish ministry to writing and providing spiritual guidance for individuals and small groups.

As the author of four books on topics of spiritual and social relevance, Sarah enjoys speaking and leading workshops. Anyone who has read her books appreciates her gift for weaving stories from real life into a moving and inspirational presentation. She speaks with an authentic and compassionate presence, and is able to address deep and meaningful topics with a blend of humor and conviction.  Read more about Sarah’s books here »

In addition to graduating with honors from Wake Forest College (B.A.), Duke University (M.A.T.), and Harvard Divinity School (M.Div), Sarah holds an honorary doctorate from Meadville-Lombard Theological School and a certificate in spiritual direction from the Haden Institute. During her career as a minister, she served as an officer in the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association, worked on continental projects for the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), and delivered the sermon for the Service of the Living Tradition at the General Assembly. Sarah is currently employed by the UUA as a Consultant for Ethics in Congregational Life. She is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association and the Unitarian Universalist Spiritual Directors Network.

When Sarah is not writing, doing her UUA job, or offering guidance to fellow travelers on the spiritual journey, she volunteers with local organizations and gets her goat fix volunteering at the Goat Barn at the Carl Sandburg National Historic Site in Flat Rock, North Carolina.