Sarah Montgomery-Richards comes to us with abundant experience in cultural and religious studies. Originally hailing from Ludington, MI, Sarah studied at the undergraduate and graduate levels at Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI) in Comparative Religion. Additionally, Sarah has an M.A. in Interfaith Action through Claremont Lincoln University in California. Her experience includes: teaching at Western Michigan University in the Department of Comparative Religion during graduate school, and a current adjunct faculty role in the Philosophy Department at Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) where she teaches Western and Eastern Religions. She serves as the faculty advisor for the NMC Global Citizenship and Religion Student Group, and co-lead NMC students on study abroad trips to Ireland (March 2018) and India (May 2018). Additionally, she participated in the 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions in Salt Lake City, UT and will be leading a group attending the 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions in Toronto, Canada. Sarah has a background in world religions, psychology and philosophy of religion, interfaith action, mindfulness, religion in the public sphere, and myth and ritual just to name a few. She enjoys teaching in an academic setting, as well as leading group meditation and ritual, and participates in celebrations of a variety of world spiritual perspectives.