Meet New Contributing Writer – Sarah Vabulas

Sarah Vabulas

Randy and I are pleased to welcome Sarah Vabulas as the newest contributing writer to The Integrated Catholic Life™.

Sarah, affectionately known as “Vabs,” was born and raised in the Atlanta area. She left her southern roots to pursue her collegiate endeavors at Saint Mary’s College at Notre Dame where she majored in communication studies and religious studies.

While at school, she worked for the Notre Dame daily student newspaper, where she ran the Opinion section for three years while also serving as Assistant Managing Editor. She spent one summer interning at The Washington Times writing editorials, serving as Letters Editor and showing her that she too, could run for public office one day.

After graduating, she worked for a Congressman in the United States House of Representatives for 3 years before finally realizing she could turn her social media addiction into a paying career. She works in social media as an account manager and trainer.

Sarah is a beer connoisseur who is also a Catholic geek who has somehow managed to fool many into thinking she’s “cool” with her social media presence as the “Catholic Drinkie” where she blogs about living as a faithful young adult Catholic and her passion for a good beer. She also loves Notre Dame football, the Atlanta Braves, New York City, traveling, running long distances, 80s music, her Wayfarers & Members Only jacket.

She dreams of one day having a beer with the Pope or Cardinal Timothy Dolan. She’s the Spiritual Coordinator for the 20/30 Somethings group at her parish, the Cathedral of Christ the King in Atlanta.

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Deacon Mike Bickerstaff Editor-In-Chief, ICL

Deacon Michael Bickerstaff is the Editor in chief and co-founder of the The Integrated Catholic Life.™ A Catholic Deacon of the Roman Rite for the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Deacon Bickerstaff is assigned to St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church where he is the Director of Adult Education and Evangelization.

He is also the Founder and President of Virtue@Work, where he provides Executive and Personal Coaching, Mentoring and Organizational Consulting. Deacon Mike has 30+ years management consulting experience in senior executive leadership positions providing organizational planning and implementation services with a focus on human resource strategy and tax qualified retirement plan design, administration and compliance.

He is a co-founder of the successful annual Atlanta Catholic Business Conference; the Chaplain of the Atlanta Chapter of the Woodstock Theological Center’s Business Conference; and Chaplain of the St. Peter Chanel Faith at Work Business Association and co-founder and Chaplain of the Marriages Are Covenants Ministry, both of which serve as models for similar parish-based ministries.

He and his wife have two married children and three grandchildren.

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