Rev. Sandi Hood, Pastor
Rev. Sandi Hood serves as the pastor of Peace United Church of Christ. She did her undergraduate work in journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received her MDiv In Pastoral Care and Counseling from Gardner-Webb University. Through her pastoral counseling, Pastor Sandi has worked with bereaved families in the community and has provided numerous training workshops and presentations on grief, advance directives, and self-care for caregivers. She has served as a volunteer associate and adjunct chaplain for the two local hospitals in Catawba County, is past president of The Hickory Area Ministers, a member of the Hickory Racial Reconciliation Committee, and is a Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary Club of Hickory. Pastor Sandi was awarded the Spirit of King Award in January 2013. She is married to David Hood, and they have two adult children, Wilson, and Callie. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, film, reading, cooking, and spending time with her family (including her pets).