Presbytery of Scioto Valley Pastor Featured in Presbyterians Today…

The Rev. Sarah Juist, Pastor of the Hanover Presbyterian Church in Newark, Ohio, was pictured wearing the T-shirt she created as a visual reminder of the ordination vows to serve the church with energy, intelligence, imagination and love. Reverend Juist, like most pastors, has been overwhelmed as a pastor in this pandemic time. It was a scenario she could never have imagined. “No one prepared us for this. There was no pandemic class in seminary,” she said. Juist echoed a sentiment of ministers everywhere who found themselves in unknown territory this past spring when the COVID-19 virus challenged long-held definitions of what church is and how it is done.

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