Sarah Mae Eisele graduated from Messiah in 2001 with a degree in Bible. She then accepted a year-long ministry assignment at her Assemblies of God church in Marcy, New York, where she worked with youth and children, participated on the worship team, and preached in evening services. In 2003 she joined Youth With A Mission (YWAM), eventually working with a variety of people groups--Indigenous Australians, school children and prostitutes in Thailand, and teenagers in Australia. She is now living in Boston, studying for a Masters in Social Work and a Masters in Public Health at Boston University while working at a non-profit organization. After graduating she hopes to be involved in community development work.
"Upon graduating from Messiah College I immediately found my education rewarding, not only for the biblical studies abilities I gained, but also for the general education classes that gave me a wider view of the world and a greater appreciation for all that God has created. As I go further into the field of social work, I look back on my experience at Messiah and notice how my professors' views of God as a just and compassionate God influenced me, an undercurrent to everything I learned. My Messiah education allowed me to see this just God as important to every society and culture, though each place in the world has injustices that we are called to affect and hopefully change. As I step more into the calling God has given me, I find encouragement in various places--through other Messiah grads who pursue similar paths, from the activities of current Messiah students who serve others while on break from school, and from various professors and administrators who continue to offer me their friendship and support."