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

is a Minnesota native working in Rochester, MN  as a writer, musician, and worship pastor at NewDay Covenant Church. She began The Worthy People Project in 2016 in order to tell the stories of everyday people because every life has worth.

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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Photos on this page courtesy of Marit Williams Photography