Clerk Sarah Insley-Say is originally from Howard County, Maryland, where her "home parish" is St. John's Episcopal Church, Ellicott City. A cradle Episcopalian and choir member since the age of seven, Sarah most recently was an active member of Christ Church, Cambridge, MA, where she sang in the Adult and Evensong Choirs, and immediately felt at home at St. Thomas's and in the choir upon moving to New Haven in 2015. She and her husband, Ozan Say, are also devoted friends of the Society of Saint John the Evangelist in Cambridge, MA. She holds a BA in Classics and Medieval and Byzantine Studies from the Catholic University of America, and a PhD in Classics, with a specialization in Byzantine literature, from Harvard. She has taught at Harvard and at Brown, and for the last two years has served as Dean of Branford College at Yale. Her academic interests are rooted also in her commitment to the church: broadly speaking she focuses on the Christianization in the late Roman Empire and early Byzantine period.