"I am Pro-Life. I believe in the literal account of creation according to Genesis 1 and 2. I believe that the Bible teaches the sacredness of every human life. My life’s experiences support my conviction. My story of leaning into God involves three traumas: rape, divorce and a ruptured brain aneurysm, which left me on life support. God not only creates each life, but He creates each with a plan that will bring glory to His name. My story is about a loving God, who is all about second chances and starting anew."
As gang rape survivor, she is an advocate for life and has spoken to audiences as small as one (young, scared and pregnant) as a pregnancy resource center director and to audiences as large as thousands at conventions.
Sarah Weldy’s unique RN training coupled with her seminary training led her to a career in hospital trauma chaplaincy and organ procurement. Now she pulls from those experiences to present Christ-centered insightful topics as an experienced keynote conference speaker. Her listeners find new comfort and reassurance as she brings insights into real and often misunderstood life situations. Christian event planners appreciate her ability to connect to audiences in a way that few lacking Sarah’s nursing and theological training can do. These worshipful experiences result in God blessing people and lives being transformed.
Sarah’s professional career started in hospitals as a RN, but found the spiritual healing of people even more important than their physical healing. In mid-life, she returned to school for seminary and two years of hospital residency in clinical pastoral education (CPE). A victim and trauma survivor herself, Sarah specialized in ministering to trauma patients, their families and the hospital staff.
Sarah speaks from the perspective of a hospital chaplain seeing that often a person’s deepest need is to be listened to and heard. Sarah teaches how to listen to people; hear their pain and fears; acknowledge their hearts’ desires. She explains how her trauma and catastrophic life experiences became gifts to her ministry, not in telling her story, but in understanding the other’s pain.
Sarah graduated from Baylor University: BSN, 1979 & MDiv, 2002 (cum laude). Her CPE residencies were at Scott &White Memorial Hospital, Temple, TX, 2003, and Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Norfolk, VA, 2004. As a chaplain, she was board certified by the APC. She was co-founder and owner of a nationally recognized and awarded home-care agency, Synergy Home-care of Charlotte and Lake Norman (NC). For five years she served as the Director of a pregnancy resource center, Choices, Hamilton County (TX). She is a certified facilitator for Critical Incidence Stress Debriefings for First Responders, Surrendering the Secret for women suffering from abortion and Mending the Soul for victims of abuse.