Dr. Sarah Farmer


Dr. Sarah Farmer, (she/her)Research Advisory Board 

Sarah is an Assistant Professor of Practical Theology and Community Development in the School of Theology and Ministry at Indiana Wesleyan University. As a practical theologian, she teaches in the areas of community transformation, faith formation, youth ministry, and liberative pedagogy. Her current research explores the concept of hope and transformative pedagogy in carceral contexts. She is coauthor of Raising Hope: 4 Paths to Courageous Living for Black Youth. 

Sarah is married and has three children. Summarizing her life mission and goals, she says it comes down to “investing my life in the places, people, and opportunities which God has entrusted to me.” In addition to serving on boards in the local community, like the Isaiah Center for Justice and Reconciliation Community Development Corporation and Thriving Grant County, Sarah also loves volunteering at her daughter’s preschool, mentoring her students, watching superhero and Hallmark movies, listening to audiobooks, and doing puzzles created by BIPOC.  

She is excited to get involved as a board member at Springtide because “Springtide does groundbreaking research that amplifies the voice, priorities, and experiences of young people.” 

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