Sara Elizabeth Dyer-Santa Cruz

Hilda Mason Teaching Fellow


Sara Elizabeth (she/they) is a 2022-20223 Hilda Mason Teaching Fellow. They identify as a queer, Southern, white, neurodivergent femme with a flair for the dramatic. Sara Elizabeth holds an undergraduate degree from Salem College in Women’s Studies with a concentration in Advocacy. Born and raised in Texas, Sara Elizabeth stumbled into Unitarian Universalism while living as an adult in the Boston area. This unexpected bliss has led to a career as a religious educator with Sara Elizabeth currently serving as the Director of Lifespan Religious Exploration at a Boston area UU church. Even before this career turn, Sara Elizabeth has been working with children and adolescents since they themself were barely old enough to be considered an adult. Years of working with kids and teens has taught them the importance of using play as a way to discover yourself and the world around you, something they think has never been more needed by the adults in our modern world. Sara Elizabeth is on track to graduate from Starr King School for the Ministry with their MDiv in the Spring of 2023 and continue their hopeful journey towards ordination in the Unitarian Universalist tradition. They currently live in Rhode Island with their wife, vast collection of board games, and menagerie of animal companions.