Sarah Walker was Cedars’ College Captain in 2009. With a rich Christian faith that inspired others, she also worked hard in the classroom gaining an impressive set of HSC results which led to her entry into the Bachelor of Physical and Health Education program at the University of Wollongong. She completed her degree in 2014.
A consummate all rounder, Sarah was also talented on the sporting field, representing the College at NSW CSSA Basketball Championships for two years in a row and was awarded the Pierre de Coubertin Award.
Although Sarah still loves sport and taught as a PDHPE teacher for a few years, her passion for youth and ministry work saw her move into a full time role as Youth and Community Worker at Wollongong Salvation Army (2016-2018).
Currently Sarah is living in Melbourne and training to become a Salvation Army Officer (Minister) at Eva Burrows College. At the same time, she is working towards her Master of Divinity.
Sarah is passionate in her quest to help her community and those who are most needy, and not only her local community but the entire nation. She actively pursues the Salvo’s mission:
‘Wherever there is hardship or injustice, Salvos will live, love and fight alongside others to transform Australia one life at a time with the Love of Jesus.’
She has loved coordinating dedicated volunteers as together they have given Emergency Relief (food/clothing/financial assistance) to those in desperate need. “I love having the opportunity to help distribute what our generous community have donated to help others.”
Sarah reflects fondly of her time at Cedars.
“What I loved about Cedars was the sense of community. The culture of the College meant that I made friends across a number of year groups who I’m still connected with today. Also teachers who influenced my leadership journey through example and encouragement and pushed me to grow as a Christian leader.”
Sarah is a true example of Cedars mission to develop leaders. She has become a leader that is greatly affecting her community for the good, actually for the great.