researcher + hospice chaplain

Sarah E. K. Lentz

Sarah E. K. Lentz (née Sarah E. Koss) is a researcher and hospice chaplain. In 2018, Sarah graduated from Harvard with a Master of Divinity, during which she studied the relationship between spirituality and human flourishing as well as the complex role of religion in modern society. Prior to Harvard, Sarah lived in British Columbia, Canada, where she completed a Bachelor of Arts at UBC in Honors Psychology with a focus on Positive Psychology (Happiness Studies). 

Sarah now lives in the Washington, D.C. metro area with her husband and works as a hospice chaplain. In addition, Sarah is continuing to pursue her research on spirituality, which she defines as “a feeling of connection to something greater, or simply, Connectedness, which is inherently desired and experienced by cultivating a relationship with oneself, one’s community, one’s environment, and one’s orientation with the transcendent” (Koss 2018; Koss & Holder 2015). For more information about this definition and related research, see Sarah’s website, Science of Connectedness

Based on her definition of spirituality, Sarah wrote her own wedding ceremony and now offers non-denominational officiating for weddings and funerals as well as individual spiritual counseling. Contact Sarah for more information.