My name’s Sarah and I’m a 1st-year Christ in the City missionary from Alexandria, VA.

What brought me to Christ in the City

I went two spring break mission trips to Christ in the City in college, but wasn’t convinced I’d be a missionary. Going into my senior year of college I knew I wanted to spend the next year on mission, so I prayed, discerned, and searched for a program. I didn’t fully know that I wanted to become a Christ in the City Missionary until Blake called me and told me I was accepted. On the phone, I knew I couldn’t say no to the mission, community, and genuine love at CiC.

What I’m looking forward to

My friends on the street and cooking teams! I’m excited for the friendships and getting creative with making food for the community.

A bit about me

I grew up in Northern Virginia and went to Drexel University in Philadelphia where I swam D1, got my Master’s and Bachelor’s in Biomedical Engineering, and fell in love with my faith. I enjoy the busy and blunt (often mistaken for rude) lifestyle of the east coast. I’m always looking for something to do that involves a challenge or learning: crafts, sports (except golf, didn’t love that one), even math. But I also love doing “nothing”; I could just sit all day in the sun and have the best day ever.


everyone deserves
to be known & loved

If you join me in the mission as a monthly supporter, you will also become part of Known & Loved, Christ in the City’s monthly giving community! We are so grateful for our monthly supporters and their consistent generosity which makes it possible for us missionaries to be formed and reach out the homeless all year-long.

Watch Zach’s testimony below to hear what it means to him to be Known & Loved.