Sarah Heth, a journalist with 10 years’ experience with The Grand Rapids Press and The Holland Sentinel, has joined The Banner as associate editor. Heth accepted the position earlier this month after a candidate search. She’s filling the position left by Judy Hardy, who is retiring.
“Sarah Heth is an experienced and versatile editor, having been assistant managing editor, digital editor and most recently, assistant features editor for The Holland Sentinel,” said Banner editor-in-chief Shiao Chong. Equally important, he said, “Sarah has a strong Christian faith admired by both her non-Christian colleagues and her Christian friends. We are excited to have her join our Banner team.”
Heth lives in Holland, Mich., and is a member of Overisel Reformed Church where she serves as a youth group leader. She has a degree in English with a minor in journalism from Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Heth said she’s looking forward to moving from a daily newspaper environment and also to being in a workplace where her Christian faith informs her work, “where I can be part of conversations that are taking place … where I can help provide and present voices and discussion topics that are of interest to a community that I’m a part of.”
“I’m looking forward to diving into this world a little more, using my skills, rather than being a bystander or listener but also being part of the discussion,” Heth said.
The associate editor of The Banner works out of the Grand Rapids, Mich., offices of the Christian Reformed Church.