Sarah Penzel

Sarah Penzel // Care Ministry Associate for 40s-50s-60s


My remembered journey with God began right here at SFC, as a kid. I have since gone to college in Texas, taught school in Honduras, attended graduate school in Miami for Physical Therapy, and returned home to the neighborhood I grew up in to raise 3 great kids with my husband Brian. I have had different spiritual seasons in each of those places - doubting, learning to love God with my mind, finding God in the desert, rich times of communion in community, walking in the dark, and a journey inward over the last few years. I graduated from Sustainable Faith’s school for Spiritual Direction in May 2021, where I learned so much about listening and journeying with people no matter what their season. I look forward to meeting, loving, caring for needs and encouraging people to be more fully themselves, both at Saratoga Federated and beyond, as a part of the Care Ministry Team. Please know I am here to welcome you in whatever season you or a neighbor or friend finds themselves- the ‘door’ is always open if you want to call or email!

Phone: (408) 867-1000, ext. 239