Rev. Sarah Andrews Schlieckert, Pastor
Rev. Sarah Andrews Schlieckert began her ministry at Calvary on July 1, 2018.
Previously, Pastor Sarah served as the pastor of congregation further west, including those in Jefferson (Jefferson UMC), Frederick (Calvary) and Elkridge (Melville Chapel UMC), Maryland as well as Arden UMC in Martinsburg, WV.
Pastor Sarah is a graduate of Gettysburg College and Duke Divinity School. She was commissioned as an elder in the UMC on 2005 and ordained in 2008.
A fourth-generation pastor in the United Methodist Church (and its predecessor denominations the United Brethren and Evangelical United Brethren churches), Pastor Sarah is passionate about the distinctive characteristics and gifts which our United Methodist theology, polity and spirit offer.
Pastor Sarah’s primary passions in ministry include preaching and helping lead the congregation to function with excellence both in its administrative matters as well as its ministry. She deeply values the importance of individual Christians growing in their understanding of God through study of the Bible. One of the areas of her greatest commitment throughout her ministry has been developing cross-generational ministries which especially value the place and role of children and young people in local congregations.
Pastor Sarah has served in various leadership positions within the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church, especially within the agencies which oversee the entrance of new persons into licensed and ordained ministry. She currently serves as a member of the Board of Ordained Ministry, where she chairs the Exam Committee.
Pastor Sarah was elected by her colleagues as a clergy delegate to the 2020 General Conference of the United Methodist Church. Previously she served as a jurisdictional conference delegate in 2016 and was a reserve delegate for the General Conferences of 2016 and 2019.
Rev. Schlieckert is married to Chris Schlieckert, who serves as the director of Retreat and Camping Ministries in the Baltimore-Washington Conference. A lay person, Chris has devoted his professional life to helping people of all ages have opportunities to meet and grow in their relationship with God and each other through summer camp as well as retreats offered throughout the year.
Pastor Sarah and Chris have two elementary-aged daughters, Anna and Mary.