Sarah Yeargin, Director of Parish Communication and Administration

Sarah comes to St. John in the Wilderness after moving to this cozy corner of Appalachia in the summer of 2017. She was born and raised in South Carolina, where she grew up attending Episcopalian churches and the best summer camp on the planet, Camp Gravatt. Her varied experience includes making coffee and connections at Starbucks, serving Haywood County through community behavioral health education and intervention, and glorifying the good works of God at and through Grace Church in the Mountains in Waynesville, NC as parish administrator. Sarah graduated from Western Carolina University in May 2021 with a Bachelor’s in Social Work and has a deep-rooted passion for service to the larger community. 


Other passions include gardening and keeping houseplants, making art, and caring for her cat, Cady. Sarah is engaged to a wonderful partner named Max, so much of their free time these days is spent crafting their dream wedding, to be held next September in the valley cradling beautiful Lake Logan in Canton, NC. 


Sarah is honored and excited to be working at St. John in the Wilderness and can’t wait until she knows every parishioner by name. She is looking forward to growing along with the church!