Elder Seminary Scholar - Sadie Stratton

Sadie Stratton has been selected as a Methodist Foundation Elder Seminary Scholar for the 2021-2022 school year. Students demonstrating exceptional promise attending one of the 13 accredited United Methodist seminaries may be selected by The Methodist Foundation for Arkansas to receive annual scholarships. Scholarship recipients are required to sign a covenant agreement committing to serve as an elder under appointment in Arkansas for two years for each year of scholarship support received.

"I am a "Cradle Methodist" and grew up in Milwaukee, WI, before moving to Bentonville, AR in 2011. My husband, Matt Wohlfahrt, is a nurse anesthesiologist at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, MO. We have three kids; Ruby Mae (9) and Ramsey and Rosalie (both 7). I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2006 with a BS in Special Education and was a teacher for eight years. I then served as Director of Family Ministries at FUMC Bentonville from August 2014 to May 2021, where I discerned a call to ordained ministry."

"I am pursuing a Masters of Divinity at Iliff School of Theology in Denver, CO, and I am a certified candidate for ordination in the Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church. I am passionate about affirming, inclusive, and comprehensive sex education workshops for young people and their grown-ups. When I graduate, I want to expand my ministry of empowering tweens with sex education, affirming them as God's good creation."

"In my free time (what's that?) I love listening to true crime podcasts, baking, and doing crossword puzzles. I am mostly plant-based (vegan-ish) but can't give up cheese because I am a Wisconsin girl forever. I began at Iliff in Fall of 2020 and hope to graduate in 2023." 

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