Our Staff

Sara brink,
foxfield preserve manager

Sara joined the Foxfield Preserve in 2012. During her tenure with the Preserve she has become deeply involved in promoting natural and conservation burial in the state of Ohio and across the nation. Sara was named as one of the “Pioneering Women of Natural Death Care” in American Cemetery & Cremation magazine  in October 2015. She is also a founding member of the national Conservation Burial Alliance, which was launched in 2018. Sara is honored to be able to serve families in our community as they struggle through one of the most difficult experiences of their lives, and to provide them with an appropriate farewell.

 

bethany ward,
foxfield preserve associate

Bethany’s combination of knowledge and experience make her a valuable addition to the Foxfield Preserve. Bethany servers her community as an interfaith Spiritual Director and End-of-Life Midwife, helping to facilitate for other’s the intersection of conscious living and conscious dying. She is active in the death acceptance movement, inviting others to consider the dying process as an opening to become more present and loving, an occasion for profound healing, and an opportunity for participating fully in life. She is a Northeast Ohio Death Café hostess, member of Threshold Choir (a choral of woman who sing at the bedside of the dying), educator on conscious living and dying, and writer on final passing. She is honored to be able to further her sense of calling to this work at Foxfield Preserve, where she assists family members in purchasing plots, offering public presentations to community groups, and providing on-site support during interments.