Sam was born in Accra, Ghana, and lived there before immigrating to Atlanta, Georgia with his family of origin. He now lives in Pennsylvania with his brilliant and lovely spouse, The Rev. LaThelma A. Yenn-Batah, and their daughter and son. While serving as the Manager of Pastoral Care and Clinical Pastoral Education at Penn Medicine Princeton Health, Sam enjoys time with his family, creating and performing music, and reading avidly. He will also be ordained as Minister of Word & Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and is a Certified Educator Candidate in the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education.
Sam completed his graduate education and professional training at Princeton Theological Seminary with certificates in Gender, Women, & Theology Studies and Black Church Studies. He also received the Robert P. Goodlin award given to a graduating senior committed to pursuing the care of souls through clinical training. Likewise, Sam enjoys drawing from his spiritual, theological, clinical, and musical training to care for people's souls. While bringing his love for people and skills to care for patients, their families, Sam also educates chaplains. He loves a captivating movie that moves him to tears, a belly-laugh, a strong cup of coffee, and collecting records.