We are delighted to report that Sara Horn will join us June 1 as our new Director of External Relations. Sara and her family will be moving to Anderson from Spring Hill, TN (suburban Nashville).
In this new role, Sara will be responsible for promoting and building awareness of the College’s undergraduate and graduate programs through various communication and social media channels.
In addition to her communication responsibilities, Sara will plan and coordinate various events for the College – including the National Conference on Preaching, Preaching Boot Camp, and other events – as well as oversee a development initiative for undergraduate and graduate scholarships in Christian Studies.
She began her writing career as director of news and media relations at Union University in Jackson, Tenn. (I had the privilege of hiring her for her first full-time job when she was a Union student and I was Executive VP at Union.) She was then invited to join the corporate communications staff at LifeWay Christian Resources in Nashville. She left LifeWay in mid-2005 to work from home as a writer and published author. She was a frequent contributor to Baptist Press, and freelanced for a variety of publications including Home Life, Christian Retailing and Preaching magazine.
In the last six years, Horn has written nine books, the majority as a ghostwriter or collaborator. Her first book in 2004, A Greater Freedom: Stories of Faith from Operation Iraqi Freedom, written with Oliver North, was a Gold Medallion nominee. In 2006, she founded a faith-based military wives support organization, Wives of Faith, as her husband prepared to deploy to Iraq as a Navy reservist. Horn’s most recent book, GOD Strong: A Military Wife’s Spiritual Survival Guide, was released by Zondervan in February. She has served as a columnist and feature writer for Military Spouse magazine where she was included in the “Who’s Who Among Military Spouses” for 2008.
Horn holds a bachelor’s of music degree with an emphasis in communication arts from Union University. She and her husband Cliff have one son who is nine years old. Horn begins her new position at Anderson June 1.
Sara Horn is one of the most gifted communicators in Baptist life today, and we are delighted to have someone of her considerable skills become part of our team. We are blessed to have a unique educational and ministry resource for the church here at Anderson University, and Sara will help us more effectively tell that story both regionally and nationally.