After initially pursuing a career as an actuary, Neal R. Sadler served churches for more than 35 years as an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. He journeyed with parishioners in the joys and challenges of seeking to love God and serve one another. His degrees are from the University of Michigan (B.A., MBA), Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.Div.) and Asbury Theological Seminary (D.Min.). Neal enjoys creating sermons in story form to open listeners to the biblical message. He has a special interest in local and global missions, leading numerous mission trips in the United States and overseas.
Neal and his wife, Carolyn, enjoy long-distance hiking in Europe and exploring America on their tandem bicycle. Carolyn, too, is a former actuary, and happily retired. They have two children, Nathan and Deborah, one grandchild, Anna, and a daughter-in-law, Katelyn, who is also an ordained UCC pastor.