Sara Wengerd is a registered nurse and has worked in obstetrics, geriatrics, hopsice, and psychiatry. In 2001 she an assignment with Mennonite Central Committee, working with those bereaved by the civil war in Northern Ireland. Her book of interviews from those three years in Belfast, Crossings: Long-term Perspectives of the Troubles, was recently published. Wengerd lives in Goshen, Indiana, and is the mother of two adult daughters. She is a member of the Goshen College Mennonite Church.