Sarah B. C. Derck, Ph.D.
'Barrenness beyond the Narratives: An Examination of Barrenness as a Symbol of God's (Dis)Favour in Hebrew Scripture' (NTC), 2012.
Sarah is Assistant Professor of Old Testament, Houghton College. She completed her Ph.D. thesis in 2012, on the topic, 'Barrenness Beyond the Narratives: An Examination of Barrenness as a Symbol of God's (Dis)Favour in Hebrew Scripture'. In addition to revising this for publication, she is working on two commentaries for the New Beacon Bible Commentary series, Ruth and Song of Songs.
Sarah teaches full-time at Houghton College, a college of The Wesleyan Church in Western New York, and is an adjunct faculty member at Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City. She is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene, and has served as both a college chaplain and an associate pastor. She holds memberships in the Society of Biblical Literature, Wesleyan Holiness Women Clergy, and Wesleyan Theological Society. Her particular areas of interest include Wisdom Literature, the Megillot, and preaching the Old Testament.