Sara initially became connected with COTP through her friendship with Bud and Jan Bonnema, founders of COTP. Upon completing her degree in Education at Northwestern College, she served as a youth pastor. She has since worked in many spheres of NGOs and with organizations helping to fight the orphan crisis through job creation, health care and education. Sara now serves as the Missions Director at First Reformed Church in Orange City, Iowa. Sara and her husband Tim are parents to six children, two of whom came home through COTP.