Belmont UMC congratulates Sarah McWhirt-Toler who will be ordained on August 21.

Sarah started the candidacy process for ministry in 2013. She attended divinity school at Vanderbilt Universary from 2014—2017 and was commissioned as a provisional deacon in June 2017.

When asked why she pursued ordination, Sarah replied: “I guess I wanted to seek ordination because I believe that God has called me into a cloud of witnesses who try and help shepherd the world in loving God and loving neighbor through the work of word, service, compassion and justice. I’m deeply grateful for the ways that Belmont UMC has helped me articulate my call to ministry and nurtured me from the time I was a college student through my years as residential clergy.”

Cards and well wishes can be sent to Sarah at Connell Memorial UMC (113 Church Street Goodlettsville, TN 37072).