“Turning Life Upside Down,” Rev. Sarah Oelberg

The events that supposedly occurred that give us the Easter holiday, and especially the ways in which they have been interpreted and worshipped afterward drastically changed the ways in which people, especially Christians, view the world, and have influenced everything from religion to wars, ethics to government, and much more.  In a way, those events literally turned the world and people’s lives upside down, and we are still dealing with the consequences.


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.