Sarah Monson

is a Minnesota native working in Rochester, MN  as a writer, musician, and minister. 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 currently enrolled in North Park Seminary working towards pastoral commissioning with the Evangelical Covenant Church. I serve as the Worship Arts Minister at NewDay Covenant Church and maintain a private piano studio. In addition to this blog, I write at and for the Rochester MN Moms Blog

This blog is a place where story matters and people are celebrated. If you find value in this project please share content, leave a comment or follow me on social media!

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Mamisoa Knutson

Tireless and thorough Editor for The Worthy People Project.

About Mamisoa

Mamisoa, a native of Madagascar, grew up in Australia, Papua New Guinea, the U.K., the U.S., and Kenya because of her missionary doctor parents. She moved back to the U.S. to attend college and earned a B.A in Communications from Waldorf University (where she met her husband Matt) and a M.A. in Leadership from Augsburg College. She’s glad to have established roots in the Med City (Rochester, MN) with Matt and their daughter Gracelyn.

By day, Mamisoa is the Director of Communications at a church in Rochester. Mamisoa has a passion for elephants, cooking, and helping people gain access to clean water. She cherishes family meals, laughter, and birthday celebrations. She is a firm believer that birthdays should always, always be celebrated.

Photos on this page courtesy of Marit Williams Photography