Sara Krentz is rarely seen without a pair (or two!) of knitting needles in her hands. Whether it be whilecshe’s presiding over Immanuel’s Congregation Council, where she is now in her second term as President, or sitting at a table in the new Makers’ Space at Immanuel’s twice-monthly Indoor Farmers’ Market, Sara stays busy making beautiful knit items to be given to others. She has been involved with Immanuel’s knitting ministry making hats and mittens for children in Head Start, and has a vision for
expanding that work now to benefit guests to the warming centers sponsored by Interfaith Action. She’s even recruiting non-knitters with an offer to teach them to knit! A multi-talented crafter, Sara is also involved with Immanuel’s quilting ministry, which last year produced 158 quilts to be given to refugees and others in need of warmth. She regularly takes vacation days from her job at Northwestern University’s Office of Sponsored Research to come spend the day contributing her skills to the quilt- making.
Sara is a graduate of Northwestern, and was Council President for the Northwestern University Lutheran Church before joining Immanuel Lutheran Church. She is a key member of Immanuel’s choir, and regularly leads the liturgy as cantor. As Council President, Sara is helping lead the congregation to a visioning process in which service to the neighbor will be a central component. For all these reasons, Immanuel Lutheran Church is honored to name Sara Krentz as our Vision Keeper for 2019.