The Rev Sarah Monroe
Sarah founded Chaplains on the Harbor while serving as a transitional deacon at St Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Aberdeen, WA. She was ordained to the priesthood on April 23, 2014 and serves as priest and missioner with COH. She works in both Aberdeen and Westport, focusing on pastoral care and street outreach, leadership development, worship, and community building.
Sarah graduated from Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, MA with a Master’s of Divinity in 2013. She worked with immigrant communities in Episcopal churches in King County, WA and with Ecclesia Ministries, doing street ministry on the Boston Commons. Her undergraduate background is in economics and trauma psychology.
In her teens, she grew up on a small farm and ran a small business outside Montesano, WA and is closely connected with the harbor and its culture. She loves hiking in the woods and beaches of the peninsula, archery, and gardening.
Aaron Scott joined the staff of Chaplains on the Harbor in January of 2015. She currently serves as Chaplains on the Harbor’s lay catechist, supporting leadership development for our work in Westport and Aberdeen. Aaron is also our in-house translator, media/communications lead, and itinerant preacher. She received her M.A. in New Testament Studies and Roman Empire from Union Theological Seminary in 2009. Her undergraduate background is in Spanish, political economy, and liberation theology.
Since 2009, Aaron has been a member of the Poverty Scholars Network through the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice. She has helped to organize leadership schools, strategic dialogues, and develop curriculum for low-income community and religious leaders throughout the country in this capacity. She has also worked in youth and Latino ministries in The Episcopal Church, and works a second job in the field of Medicaid research.
Aaron was born and raised in Upstate New York and moved west with her seminary sweetheart, an Episcopal priest in Seattle. She loves diners, dive bars, and listening to top 40 radio.