Leaving a Lasting Legacy

Foundation Announces New Director of Legacy Giving

In March, Dr. Sarah Diamond joined the Foundation as the new Director of Legacy Giving. Her background includes extensive experience working with non-profits, especially in different roles within churches. In her new role, Sarah will work with individuals, churches, and UM organizations to help expand planned giving and legacy ministries across Kansas.

“I am very excited about Sarah coming to join our team,” President Rev. Dr. Dustin Petz said. “She is compassionate, committed to excellence, and a great advocate for helping people give generously to make a difference through their lives and resources.”

Through her work in different roles within the church, Sarah developed a passion for giving to help sustain the future of the local congregation. She is excited for the opportunity to intertwine her skills and passions in her new position. Through her education and experience, Sarah became passionate for education and helping individuals better understand the difference they can make in their church and community.  

Sarah holds a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education and a Master of Agriculture in Agricultural Education from Oklahoma State University, and a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from Kansas State University. Her doctoral research focus encompassed the motivation and retention of volunteers in community-based non-profit organizations. In 2016, she founded a non-profit in honor of her son who has congenital heart disease. Sarah manages this 501c3 that offers awareness and provides support for families impacted by congenital heart defects. 

In her spare time Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons and working on their farm. Sarah is an avid runner and has participated in six marathons and several half marathons.