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Rev. Sara Cogsil

  • Lakewood, OH
  • she/her/hers

Ministry setting

I am the pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church and the executive director of Trinity Lakewood Community Outreach.

What brings you joy in your ministry?

There is a lot in ministry that brings me joy, but conversation is on the top of the list. I love having conversations with people about everything from the mundane to the more complex with those who I have known for years and those with whom I have just met. I enjoy hearing the individual stories that make up the Body of Christ. It also brings me great joy to worship, to talk theology, to work, and to play among other people who are looking to share this life we all live.

Who inspires you in ministry or seminary?

I am inspired by those who are not afraid to ask questions as that is where my own faith journey began.

What are your interests outside of ministry?

I love to read and am really enjoying listening to podcasts. I enjoy being in the outdoors: hiking, biking, camping, or training for my next event. I value fellowship with friends and am always willing to enjoy a nice cup of coffee with someone.

Best meal you've ever eaten?

A delicious homemade pasta carbonara dish with a side salad that had way too many cucumbers prepared for me by an amazing woman I was just getting to know.

Brief bio

I am a 2013 graduate of Trinity Lutheran Seminary. Born and raised in Ohio, I am now back in the Buckeye State for my second call.

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