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Sarah Mays

Cedarville Stories Podcast: Marvelous Mayor Mays

by Clem Boyd, Communication Content Manager

Adam, Sarah, Freddy and Layla Mays (August not pictured)2008 Cedarville alumna Sarah Mays is aMazing. She’s a Mom, a Mentor to high school girls at her church, a Multi-tasker supreme, and, if that’s not enough, she’s also the Mayor of Xenia, Ohio. That giant ‘S’ is spoken for already, Sarah, but we think you deserve a giant ‘M’ on your super suit.

Obviously, Sarah wears Many hats. She is an aMazing wife to her husband, Adam, and Marvelous Mom to three kids — Freddy, Layla, and August.

Her job title at her lifelong church home, Emmanuel Baptist in Xenia, Ohio, is Ministry assistant, but that unassuming description doesn’t do justice to the way she Mentors the teen girls in biblical truth and a godly lifestyle.

Sarah and Adam have also been faithful foster Mom and Dad to many children through the years.

And then, in November 2015, Sarah added a new diMension to her life when she was elected to the Xenia City Commission. Mayor was her next stop, elected in 2017 and reelected in 2021.

Sarah has a deep love for her hometown, and she desires to live out her faith in the way she cares for her family, her church, and her city. Even while she seeks to improve the city where she grew up and serve well as its public face, she is also a Mom who makes spur-of-the-Moment trips to the grocery store.

Is there anything Sarah can’t do?

“My kids think I can do anything,” Sarah shared with Cedarville public relations. “They think I have superpowers.” We think Maybe she does.

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More to the Story

Sarah’s reMarkable servanthood was featured by Cedarville PR shortly after her election in 2017. 

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