Sara McSwords

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Pastor Sara has been serving Raymond UMC since June 2017.   Sara is thrilled to serve alongside the amazing people of RUMC to show the love of Jesus Christ to all people. 

Sara has a BA from Otterbein University (with a degree in public relations and a minor in music) and she earned her Masters in Divinity from the Methodist Theological School of Ohio in Delaware.   After serving as a Provisional Elder for 2 years, Sara was ordained as an elder and received as a member in full connection at the West Ohio UMC Annual Conference in June, 2019.  Previously Sara served as a Licensed Local Pastor while in seminary.  She served at Marysville First United Methodist Church and as an Associate Pastor at Crossword United Methodist Church in Marion in 2015-2016.  Sara met her amazing husband, Joe, while at Otterbein and they have been married since 1995.  Joe is a physical education teacher at Marysville High School.  They have 4 fabulous children; twin daughters, Kayla and Shelby, who are both in college, and two sons, Logan (who is in High School) and Brody (who is in middle school) .

Pastor Sara is grateful to partner with you all to share the love of Jesus Christ with the community!

You are welcome to email her at or call her at (937) 246-3892 with any needs or dreams to serve Union County together.  

May the Holy Spirit continue to guide us as we seek to share the love of God with all people through our beautiful ministries in the community.


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