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Sarah Rinsema-Sybenga

Sarah is the executive director of Community enCompass, a Christian Community Development Organization for the core city neighborhoods of Muskegon.. She gets to live and play in McLaughlin. She gets to work in McLaughlin. She gets to worship in McLaughlin. Her world is small and centered and grounded and she loves it. Before living in McLaughlin, she lived in Japan and traveled Asia. Taught English to hundreds of Japanese students, slept on tatami mats and in Buddhist temples, ate sushi cross-legged, drank Asahi and green tea, biked hundreds of miles of back roads, and learned what being “in the minority” means. Lessons from that world seep constantly into experiences in this world.