Bio: The Rev. Sarah J. Shofstall

Bio:The Rev. Sarah J. Shofstall

The Rev. Sarah J. Shofstall joined Trinity clergy staff on July 1, 2018 as priest associate.  She will oversee adult formation, liturgy, pastoral care and other cathedral ministries.

 Sarah comes to Trinity from St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Bay Village where she served as rector from 2012 until 2018. Before St. Barnabas, Sarah served as Canon of the Ordinary for the Diocese of Western Massachusetts and rector of Grace Episcopal Church (Amherst, MA).  While Canon of the Ordinary, she served as a Transition Officer, assisting congregations who were seeking new clergy leadership. 

Sarah was raised in Nebraska and attended the University of Nebraska where she earned her undergraduate and law degrees. After her university studies, she practiced law in Kearney, Nebraska as a partner of the Sidwell & Shofstall Law Firm.  While practicing law, Sarah earned her Anglican Studies Certificate from The General Theological Seminary and served small Nebraska and Western Kansas congregations. She left the law profession to become the vicar of Grace Church (Boone, IA) and chaplain at Iowa State University before moving to Massachusetts to serve in the Diocese of Western Massachusetts.

Sarah resides in Bay Village with her bearded collie Mazi.