“An Oelberg Odyssey,” Rev. Sarah Oelberg

From Schooner to Schoolie, Rev. Sarah Oelberg will recount a 13-month international adventure in which her family of 6 set out to travel for a sabbatical year instead of the traditional everyday grind. Her family’s odyssey was met with harsh criticism by many, but the lessons learned along the way were priceless. Please join us in this intergenerational reflection on the theme of journey. Pictures included.

Sarah Oelberg has been a special education teacher, has written special ed. curriculum for our U.S. Office of Education, was a faculty member at Yeshiva University in New York and at NYU, and trained special ed. teachers in Iowa.  With all that experience, academia and wisdom under her belt, she followed her heart as the first in her six generation Unitarian family to become a UU minister.  After serving churches in Nebraska and Minnesota, she retired in 2001.  She has been married to Gerald for 56 years.  They raised four children and have six grand- and four great-grandchildren.