Rev. Sarah Bigwood
Rev. Bigwood has a Master of Divinity Degree from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN and a bachelor’s degree in Computational Economics from Augsburg University in Minneapolis, MN.
After receiving her undergrad degree, Rev. Bigwood worked as a consultant and software engineer for a large international company and volunteered as a youth leader for a small Presbyterian church near Minneapolis.
Sensing a call to ministry, Rev. Bigwood enrolled in Seminary and accepted a part-time position as a youth director for a small church in Shakopee, MN where she restarted the youth program.
She put everything on hold for a few years to start a family. After a few years, Rev. Bigwood returned to youth ministry as the Family Ministries Director for Valley Community Presbyterian Church in Golden Valley, MN, revitalizing their youth program and forging a relationship with a sister church in Minneapolis where she started a STEAM program for at-risk Middle School Youth.
Rev. Bigwood received her MDiv Degree in 2015 and became the Associate Pastor at Valley in 2016. Rev. Bigwood served the congregation in Golden Valley for 12 years before accepting the call as Head Pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Southampton.
Rev. Bigwood has a joy for life. She likes to laugh. She's enthusiastic about scripture. Her hobbies include traveling with her family and remodeling old houses, but since moving into the newly remodeled church manse in Southampton, she's figured out how to include time at the beach amongst her hobbies.
Rev. Bigwood has been married to her husband, Tom, for 19 years. They have two wonderful children, Robert and Kate, who attend Southampton public schools. They also live with two dogs, a corgi and a beagle.