Sandra Brower

Dr Sandra Brower

BA Theology & Ministry programme lead
Lecturer in theology

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Originally from Canada, Sandra came to the UK to pursue an MA in theology. She returned to Canada to help plant and pastor a church before marrying and moving permanently to the UK in 1998. After completing her PhD, Sandra was a chaplain at the University of Derby, offering pastoral care and spiritual guidance to students and staff of all faiths and none.

Sandra lives in Buxton with her husband and two children. She is active in her local community as a school governor and chair of the PTA, and leads worship in her parish’s monthly Messy Church outreach. She is a trained musician and has taught piano for over 25 years.

Sandra’s research interests include the theology of worship, the doctrine of the ascension, and – as a confessed foodie – the relationship between food and theology. She is keen to explore issues relating to mental health, and the theology of hospitality.


1990-1995University of Manitoba, Canada; BA Arts/Philosophy
1990-1995Canadian Nazarene College, Manitoba, Canada; BA Arts/Religion
1990-1995Canadian Nazarene College, Manitoba, Canada; ThB
1995-1996University of Manchester (Nazarene Theological College); MA Theology
2001-2008King's College, University of London; PhD Theology