Sarah Ogletree has worked at the intersection of faith and ecological wellness for the past decade, partnering with organizations like GreenFaith, United Women in Faith (formerly United Methodist Women), Creation Justice Ministries, People’s Justice Council, Interfaith Power & Light, and Presbyterians for Earth Care.
She holds a BA in sustainable development, with a focus in environmental justice, from Appalachian State University and earned her Master of Divinity, with a concentration in religious leadership and ecology, from Wake Forest University School of Divinity. Sarah served as North Carolina Interfaith Power & Light (NCIPL) Program Coordinator from 2019 to 2021. She joined the Creation Care Alliance team as Director in July of 2021. Notably, she was the recipient of the 2018 national Emerging Earth Care Leader Award from Presbyterians for Earth Care and was named a Re:Generate Fellow by the Food, Health, & Ecological Well-Being Program at Wake Forest in 2019.
Having grown up in Sylva, North Carolina, Sarah is deeply grateful for the opportunity to do the work of faith-based ecological justice in the region that made her who she is. She lives in Bakersville, North Carolina, with her husband William and their array of furry critters including their two dogs, two cats, and many chickens. She enjoys gardening, reading, and playing music on the porch.