Connections: St. Thomas Aquinas University Parish at UA hires Sarah Brady Du Preez

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Sarah Brady Du Preez has been hired by St. Thomas Aquinas University Parish as director of stewardship and development. St. Thomas is a Catholic parish with a registered student organization, Catholic Campus Ministry, at the University of Arkansas that serves students, faculty and staff.

Du Preez was previously director of development at the Fayetteville Public Library Foundation and has been instrumental in the new addition being built. Before joining the library, Du Preez was the annual giving manager at the Walton Arts Center.

Du Preez, a Fayetteville native, will help with a project to update the church’s infrastructure and increase its ministry to campus. The parish was built in 1959 and has not seen any renovation or restoration since then.

“When I was approached, I immediately shared that this was my dream job,” Du Preez said. “I think I took them by surprise, but since I was a student at the University, I knew I wanted to go into fund development as a profession and knew this was the project I wanted to help make happen.”

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