Ep. 118 - Sarah Griffith Lund "Breaking the Silence about Mental Illness"


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Guest Info/Bio:

This week I welcome the Rev. Dr. Sarah Griffith Lund. Sarah majored in religious studies in college at Trinity University, graduated with a Master of Divinity degree at Princeton Theological Seminary, and also received a Master of Social Work degree at Rutger’s University. Ministry and Social Work blend together are her two passions of loving God and loving her neighbors. She was ordained into Christian ministry by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in 2002 and began serving as a local church pastor in 2003. She's served large and small congregations in Brooklyn, Minneapolis, and New Smyrna Beach, Florida, and Indianapolis, Indiana.

In 2011, she earned her Doctor of Ministry degree from McCormick Theological Seminary with a focus on revitalizing the local church. Her thesis is entitled, “The Challenges to Building a Beloved Community on Facebook.” She served the church as a Regional Minister, providing support and guidance to dozens of congregations in the United Church of Christ throughout central and western Florida. From 2014-2018, she served as Vice President for Seminary Advancement at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis.

In 2018, she was called to serve as the first woman Senior Pastor at First Congregational United Church of Christ of Indianapolis. In addition, she serves on the National Staff of The United Church of Christ as the Minister for Disabilities and Mental Health Justice.

Guest Publications:

Blessed Are the Crazy: Breaking the Silence about Mental Illness, Family and Church; Blessed Union: Breaking the Silence about Mental Illness and Marriage.

Guest Links:


Twitter: @revlund

Facebook: @sarahgriffithlund

Special guest music on this episode provide by: Mike Donehey

Musical Guest/Music Links:


Twitter: @mikedonehey

Facebook: @mikedonehey

Instagram: @mikedonehey

Enjoy the music?

Songs heard on this episode were “What You Mean to Say, You Belong Here, & Better” from the EP, “Work of Art” and “In The Middle” from the brand new EP, A Father & Two Sons

You can find Mike’s music on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, or anywhere good music is found!

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