Serving Young People,
On or Off Campus
Going to college used to mean going to school on a physical campus, where there was often a chapel and chaplains dedicated to students' spiritual wellbeing and growth. Now, college life often means something other than a residential campus, including online programs, community colleges, or specific vocational training. More young people are also working or taking gap years before considering a degree.
That means more and more young people don't have the benefit of traditional "campus ministry" - a faith community designed around the unique needs, interests, and opportunities of young adulthood.
Our mission is to fill this gap by connecting young people with each other and with your faith - regardless of where or how you're preparing for the next steps in your life.
In the Book of Acts, Jesus's disciples become apostles - they go from being students to being people sent on a mission, guided by the Holy Spirit. Their mission is to turn Jesus's teachings of love, grace, and justice, into a religious movement: a new way of living as a community, which eventually came to be called Curch.
2000 years later, the Holy Spirit still leads us to share our lives in new ways, as people called Church. And as we spend more of our lives connecting, studying, and even working online, that means being the Church online, too. At The Circuit, we believe that meaningful and fulfilling faith community can happen online. If you are a student or young person, connect with us in whatever way feels most comfortable to you. We'd love to get to know you and to witness your journey of faith and service.
Sarah Harbaugh is a 3rd year Master's of Divinity student at Boston University School of Theology. She is studying pastoral ministry and currently serves as the President of the Wesleyan Students Association. Sarah received a Bachelor's of Music in Vocal Performance and a Minor in Worship Leadership from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, not far from her hometown of Huntsville. She completed an internship at Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church during the 2020-2021 school year, and now serves as its Director of University Student and Young Adult Ministries.
Sarah brings a lot of creativity, compassion, and enthusiasm to The Circuit community - as well as her gifts in music and worship.
Rev. Natalie Hill
Rev. Natalie Hill is a Methodist minister and chaplain. Natalie holds a B.A. and M.Div. from Boston University, where she was involved in campus ministry both as a student, and as a chaplain. She also received an M.S.W. from Simmons College, and worked as a clinical social worker for many years, specializing in eating disorders.
Natalie is particularly interested in the role of spirituality in emotional wellbeing, and helping people experience God in and through their bodies. John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, was known to say that the world was his parish. Natalie invites young people to instead view the world as their laboratory, bringing their questions and creativity into a wide range of life experiences.