About Sara


Get to know Sara Shaver...

Sara Leitnaker Shaver was born in Los Alamos, New Mexico as the last of six children. Born to a Chemist in a closed city Sara got used to the itinerant life early as her family moved every four years. Tennessee became home and Sara graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science. She receive her Master’s of Divinity at Candler School of Theology in 2002. 

Sara served as the Director of Christian Education at Dalraida UMC in Montgomery before beginning seminary. She also served Jay UMC in Jay, FL, Trinity UMC in Weoka, AL, Capitol Heights UMC in Montgomery, AL and Monroeville FUMC in Monroeville, AL before serving as the Dothan district superintendent. 

Sara has two children Jessica (Joel) and Andrew. All three are lawyers in the Birmingham area. Jessie and Joel have graced Sara with two grandchildren, Ellie and Jack. Pictures and videos are available upon request.