“The Gift of Trees,” Rev. Sarah Oelberg

In every season, but especially perhaps in summer, we are indebted to trees for many things.  Let us follow the words of Emerson, who said, “In the woods, we return to reason and faith.”

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 and husband Gerald raised four children and have six grand- and four great-grandchildren.