Restoring Waters Consulting


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Courage & Renewal® facilitator

designer | creator

specializing in personal and professional growth, development, renewal,

and leadership/team development for communities and organizations.

Sarah Hescheles, principal

Sarah strives to create increasingly sustainable, compassionate communities and, by extension, a healthier world through nurturing personal and professional integrity and the courage to act on it.

She has spent her career building structures and cultivating communities. Sarah has worked with large corporations, small companies, nonprofit organizations, faith communities, and discovered along the way the place where, in the spirit of Frederick Buechner, her passion and the world’s need intersect: She has a passion for supporting, encouraging, and empowering clergy, faith communities, and leaders who serve and care for people who are suffering and hurting and those who actively work towards strengthening their communities.  Through designing, crafting, and facilitating the cocreation of sacred space for growth, development, and renewal, Sarah nurtures integrated leaders who can sustain their commitment to serve in some of society's most vital roles and who form and weave life-giving, compassionate communities.

Sarah received her Master of Sacred Theology from Yale Divinity School and Yale Institute of Sacred Music, Master of Divinity from Duke University, Bachelor of Science in Architecture from University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, and a Courage & Renewal facilitator with the Center for Courage & Renewal. She is a life-long United Methodist whose spirituality is profoundly influenced by the natural environment and has volunteered with faith communities serving in missions/social justice, worship, and youth ministry.

You may frequently find Sarah writing and reading in front of the fire, knitting, photographing landscapes and wildlife, dancing, serving on the volunteer Boyne Mountain National Ski Patrol, exploring the outdoors, gardening, and spending time with friends and family. She and her husband live in Boyne City and delight in the beauty of creation as they wholeheartedly experience each of Michigan’s four seasons.