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.
“One of the biggest lessons I learned was how to be charitable to views other than my own. Christian charity was shown to me, not just in the readings for class, but from the professors, and the Seminary community.”