Leadership

Rev. Sarah Hooker
Campus Minister

Sarah is currently serving as the Presbyterian Campus Minister for UKirk Atlanta which includes the ministries at Agnes Scott College and Emory University. Originally from Minnesota, Sarah attended Macalester College in Saint Paul, MN, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts. After college she ministered in Kenya for a year as a Young Adult Volunteer with the PC(USA). Upon her return, Sarah attended Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA, graduating with her Master of Divinity. 

Sarah has served as a Chaplain at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA working with oncology and stem-cell transplant patients. Sarah was also a Solo Pastor for four years in the beautiful Catskill mountains in Delhi, NY.

In addition to her pastoral work, Sarah serves on the board of Young Clergy Women International as vice-chair and treasurer.

A self-proclaimed nerd, Sarah enjoys playing superheros and all things Star Wars with her four year old. She also enjoys reading science fiction and YA literature, cooking and eating all kinds of food (the stranger the better), and long road trips. She also sings in the Emory Community Choir. She is married to Rev. Christopher Hooker and mother to Eli.

sarah@ukirkatlanta.com

 

Eliza Smith
Seminary Intern

This is Eliza's second year working with UKirk Emory as the campus ministry intern. She emphatically states that UKirk Emory meetings are easily the highlight of every week for her. Eliza is a second year seminary student at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur. 

She is also a loyal Furman University alumna (Roll 'Dins!) and enjoys chocolate, unattractive dogs and live music.

eliza@ukirkatlanta.com

 
 
 
 

Board of Directors

UKirk Atlanta is supported by the vision and leadership of a fantastic Board of Directors.

Rev. Catherine Foster
Chair
Shallowford Presbyterian Church

Rev. Anna George Traynham
Treasurer
Central Presbyterian Church

Rev. Baron Mullis
Morningside Presbyterian Church

Jody Sauls
Decatur Presbyterian Church

Lucia Sizemore
Decatur Presbyterian Church

Elizabeth Suddoth
Central Presbyterian Church

Jay York
First Presbyterian Church

Rev. Kate Colussy-Estes
Agnes Scott College

Rev. Todd Speed
Decatur Presbyterian Church