Darby Strickland joined the faculty December 1, 2020. She graduated with a Master of Divinity (Counseling Emphasis) from Westminster Theological Seminary (WTS) in 1999. Subsequently, she has counseled for many years at CCEF. She also designed and regularly teaches the course, “Counseling Abusive Marriages” within the School of Biblical Counseling (SBC) and at WTS. Darby brings particular passion and expertise in helping the vulnerable and oppressed, especially women in abusive marriages. She is a nationally recognized expert who is regularly sought out by local churches and denominations for teaching and consultation on these difficult and complex issues and she has contributed to the training curriculum, “Becoming a Church that Cares Well for the Abused,” through churchcares.com. Her first book, Is it Abuse? A Biblical Guide to Identifying Abuse and Helping Victims (P&R) was released fall 2020 to wide acclaim and was a finalist for the 2021 ECPA Christian Book Award in the Ministry Resources category.