Sara Hester, Staff Chaplain

Sara Gibbons Hester was born in Oneonta, AL and is a graduate of Oneonta High School, Auburn University, Florida State University (MSSW), and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.).  

She was licensed to ministry by First Baptist Church Oneonta, AL and ordained by University Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas.  She is endorsed by the Baptist General Convention of Texas.  

Sara is a Board Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains. She has a wealth of experience in the health care setting first as a social worker and then as a chaplain, working in hospitals, dialysis clinics, and hospice agencies in Alabama, Georgia, and Texas.  

She has been at UAB hospital since January 2008.  She married Timothy Hester on July 3, 2010.

Sara is assigned to the Emergency Department, Trauma/Burns ICU and Step-Down Unit, Acute Trauma, and Orthopedic Inpatient surgery.