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Stephanie M. Crumpton

Associate professor of practical theology, McCormick Theological Seminary

The Rev. Dr. Stephanie M. Crumpton is an associate professor of practical theology at McCormick Theological Seminary. Prior to that, she was an assistant professor of practical theology at Lancaster Theological Seminary in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She taught and lectured at Hood Theological Seminary, Chicago Theological Seminary, Candler School of Theology at Emory University and the Interdenominational Theological Center.

Her research and work in communities has involved serving as a state court family violence advocate, publication of "A Womanist Pastoral Theology Against Intimate and Cultural Violence" and upcoming research into the role of faith communities' woman-centered mentoring to support women reentering community following incarceration. 

An ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, she earned a  doctorate of theology in pastoral care and counseling from Columbia Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Johnson C. Smith Presbyterian Seminary at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, and a bachelor of arts in broadcast journalism from Langston University.

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Reflective Leadership Grants offer a step back

“The ability to slow down ... allowed me time to listen, explore and be more impactful for the communities I am called to serve.” 

— Nathalie Nelson Parker, Civitas Consulting Group 

Christian leaders from a variety of roles are welcome to apply. The grants provide “balcony time” to reflect on accomplishments, broaden perspectives and discern next steps. The application deadline is May 28, 2024.

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