Spotlight: Sarah Halstead

SteadIn this installment of Spotlight we’re looking at another hard working individual here on campus: Director of Student Programs Sarah Halstead!

BB: Hello Sarah. First off, what brought you to Oregon?
SH: A really cool job at NCU.

BB: What are some of your hobbies?
SH: I love to geocache! It’s a super fun hobby – like the ultimate treasure hunt.  You use a GPS, some coordinates (longitude & latitude), some wit and scavenger hunting skills to discover containers of all sizes hidden all over the world.  Our family loves to geocache because it takes us to places we’d never go otherwise and helps us see and experience some beautiful things.

BB: Favorite worship song?
SH: I love music!  My favorite worship song is probably “In Feast or Fallow”.

BB: Favorite Candy?
SH: Anything with dark chocolate or licorice.

BB: Favorite toy as a child/imaginary friend?
SH: I had two favorite teddy bears named “Marty Bear” and “Big Big” (I was super creative) and they went everywhere with me.

BB: First thing you would do if you won a million dollars?
SH: Go on a grand adventure!

BB: Biggest guilty pleasure?
SH: Fancy dark chocolate from Trader Joes.  You know, the kind with salted caramel and coconut in the middle… I cave in every time!

BB: Favorite bible verse?
SH: Colossians 3:12-17: “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

BB: What makes you most proud to be a Beacon?
SH: I love watching students step up on (and off) our campus. I love watching students lead, learn, and discover who they are created and called to be. The best part about being a Beacon is the opportunity to join others as they grow, to be challenged by one  another, and to be encouraged by the way God is moving in the lives of those  around us.

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