Sarah Ann Bixler
Sarah Ann Bixler is a PhD student in practical theology, focusing on Christian education and formation. Her academic interests center on adolescent formation and congregational studies. Sarah coauthored a proposal at Princeton Seminary to start the Center for Church Planting and Revitalization, for which she works as assistant to the director during her doctoral studies. Her pre-seminary experience includes roles as a youth minister, middle judicatory administrator, classroom teacher, residence director and curriculum writer. Her professors have described Sarah as a master teacher, emerging practical theologian and scholar with embodied wisdom. While committed to scholarly inquiry, Sarah also cares deeply about the church and is part of Mennonite Church USA. She lives in Princeton, NJ with her husband, Benjamin Bixler, and their three children.
“My field education placements lifted up my gifts for ordained ministry, and the dual-degree program helped me develop the skills for ministry.”