Sarah Read


Sarah is a cradle Anglican and Episcopalian, having been baptized in England in an old stone church in Kent. She grew up as a Christmas and Easter Episcopalian in Bellingham, WA, but as a young adult she refound the church when she just happened to live next door to the Cathedral of St. John's in the Wilderness in Denver and found there a thriving 20s & 30s community that made her feel at home during a lonely period in life. Since then, she has been a member of large cathedrals, medium-sized suburban parishes and tiny urban parishes in Seattle, New York, Salt Lake City, Chicago, and now Portland.

Sarah moved to Portland in 2017 with Richard Coffey and Jane Coffey-Read to return home to the PNW for the long haul and to take a job as a professor of Technical Communication (English Department) at Portland State University.

What Sarah loves most about Trinity is its open and clear commitment to radical hospitality, which starts at the communion rail but extends throughout all aspects of the community. When not at work, church, or sitting for centering prayer, Sarah enjoys running, hiking, writing poetry, New York Times crosswords, trying new things like zip lining, and watching TV and doing math homework with Jane.