Sharon Hoover’s passion has always been to create space where people can experience God. Over the years this drive motivated her to lead youth conferences, disciple new believers, speak at retreats, and work in the church. She has written resources and curriculum to disciple people of all ages and stages of life during her twenty-five years of serving in the local church.
Sharon is on staff at Centreville (Virginia) Presbyterian Church. As the Director of Missions, she leads initiatives to connect the local church to ministry partners worldwide. Her teams come alongside national and international partners to extend their ministry on the mission field. Sharon brings resources of the church to meet the needs of homeless and impoverished neighbors.
As the daughter of an army officer, she had lived in seven different houses by the time she entered middle school. Travel opportunities continued into college and work and missions. She has been to countries on five continents and gleaned much from the many cultures. Sharon’s wanderings immerse her into local communities instead of popular tourist attractions. She has spent time enjoying life and meals with political refugees, impoverished widows, village children, and homeless families. In fact, Sharon would prefer to visit an urban slum or a rural hut than a 5-star city hotel.
Sharon is honored to be a member of the Redbud Writers Guild. She currently serves as the Membership Chair of the guild. Sharon graduated from the University of Mary Washington in 1984 with a BA in Geography. She completed her MA at the University of Georgia in 1986. She taught high school Earth Science then worked as an intelligence analyst (1988-1994). Sharon joined the staff at Centreville Presbyterian Church in 1994. She took courses at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (1996-2000) to establish a theological foundation for ministry.
Sharon is represented by Literary Agent Thomas Umstattd of The Steve Laube Agency.
On a personal note…
Thank you for dropping by! My blog and publications reflect my attempts to live consistently as a follower of Jesus in work, ministry and home. The struggle is real. Each day offers up new challenges and pressures. Integrating faith throughout life guides my decisions. I find I still have much to learn.
My husband, Chris and I, have a wonderful life together. Before children, we traveled and bought art and enjoyed a most carefree pace. Children added a beautiful new dimension to our life! Interesting how humility, joy, frustration, and love in extreme measures surface during parenthood. Our adult children drop in periodically. We like it lots when they are here!
As I continue this journey, I hope that my life reflects my faith in Jesus Christ.
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Sharon R. Hoover