Sarah & Erin

Sarah Arthur and Erin Wasinger are not only co-authors of The Year of Small Things, they are covenantal friends and colleagues in ministry through the community of Sycamore Creek Church in Lansing, Michigan. They are also fun-loving speakers for retreats, conferences, classes, guest preaching, webinars, podcasts, and other events–in short, they want to crash your party! Especially if you can provide childcare (kinda sorta not kidding). Contact them at assistant (@) saraharthur (dot) com — or fill out this speaker request form.


Sarah Arthur (MTS, Duke University Divinity School) is the award-winning author/compiler of eleven books, including the bestseller Walking with Frodo: A Devotional Journey through The Lord of the Rings and At the Still Point: A Literary Guide to Prayer in Ordinary Time. She has written for such publications as Christianity Today and Image Journal online, and regularly serves as a fiction judge for the Christianity Today Book Awards. For nearly twenty years she has been a public speaker for such varied gigs as youth ministry events, writing conferences, women’s retreats, guest preaching, seminary forums, webinars, and podcasts. She lives in Lansing, Michigan with her husband Tom, pastor of Sycamore Creek Church, and their two little boys. Follow her on Twitter @HolyDreaming & visit her website at

10828148_10101446087960232_4276385474642253736_oErin F. Wasinger is a freelance writer, speaker, and journalist, having worked as a newspaper editor and columnist before moving to Lansing, Michigan. A voracious reader as well as a storyteller and lay theologian, she serves on the teaching team for the multi-site congregation of Sycamore Creek, where preaching can happen anywhere from diners to bowling alleys to laundromats and pubs. She and her husband Dave have three young girls. You can finding her tweeting @SomeWonderland & writing at