The idea for the Worthy People Project emerged from conversations with incarcerated individuals in a program developed by Sarah Monson called "Your Story / Your Song." A theme heard over and over again was that detainees felt a profound sense of unworthiness. Sarah quickly recognized that once a person realized their worth, the sky was the limit. Now, she is passionate about telling the stories of not only the incarcerated, but every day people so that every person can realize their worth - because every life has worth.


Sarah Monson

Worthy People Founder and Writer



Worthy People Photographer


About Sarah

I have three children I swore I would never have and am married to a wonderful man that can build something out of nothing. We cherish the simple things of life as we garden, drink wine, and laugh. With an aversion to travel, I prefer to stay home and let my thoughts do the wandering. I am a self-declared people enthusiast.

I hold a Bachelor of Music in Applied piano and am a commissioned pastor within the Evangelical Covenant Church. I serve as the Worship Arts Pastor at NewDay Covenant Church and maintain a private piano studio. My writing has been featured on, the Rochester MN Moms Blog, and the Covenant Companion

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About Alicia

A native of Iowa, Alicia has called Rochester, MN home for the past 10 years. Her educational background is in exercise physiology and she’s put that knowledge to use training for triathlons, marathons, and a one-time go at competitive bodybuilding.

Recently, she opened ShoTcha Photography where her passion for capturing life’s greatest moments comes to life. Other passions include playing piano, shopping for the perfect pair of shoes that make a girl feel like a million bucks and volunteering in meaningful ways.

Through it all, faith and family have always been priorities as she and her husband, Matt, raise four active boys. They are also co-owners of HuHot Restaurants in Rochester, MN and LaCross, WI.


Photos on this page courtesy of ShoTcha Photography