Meet the 2023 Boards and Commissions Fellowship Mentors


Sara LaWall

Headshot of Rev. Sara LaWall

Rev. Sara LaWall serves as the Minister for the Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, a spiritually diverse, justice seeking congregation. Sara says not to be scared by the whole church thing, stating, “We are a very liberal, religious tradition that works to welcome all and uphold the principles of inherent worth & dignity in all people; justice, equity, & compassion; and much more.”

Sara gathers her inspiration from many powerful women in her life, most especially her mother, who was the first woman elected as District Attorney in Pima County Arizona, where she grew up. She received her MDiv from Meadville-Lombard Seminary (Chicago, IL), a M.A.Ed. from Pepperdine University (Los Angeles, CA), and a B.F.A in Theatre Arts from the University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ).

She moved to Boise in 2015 with her husband and two kids and they have loved diving into the outdoor life, skiing, bouldering, paddleboarding and bike riding every chance they get. When asking her family’s help to write this bio (because they can be a little dry) her boys said, “She is a great mother and amazing preacher that stands up for others when they can’t stand up for themselves. She taught us to never be afraid to say what you truly believe.” She is grateful (and a bit surprised) they have actually been listening.