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Crumpton, Stephanie

Professor of Practical Theology

Rev. Dr. Stephanie M. Crumpton joined McCormick Theological Seminary in 2017 from Lancaster, PA, where she was assistant professor of Practical Theology. Prior to that she served as professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling at Hood Theological Seminary. Previously she was an adjunct professor at Chicago Theological Seminary, a lecturer at Candler School of Theology at Emory University, and a teaching fellow at Atlanta’s Interdenominational Theological Center. While in Georgia she served as a state court advocate and consultant on the Georgia Commission on Family Violence. Stephanie was ordained with ministerial standing in the United Church of Christ in 2013. She received a Doctor of Theology, Pastoral Care & Counseling, from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia; a Master of Divinity from Johnson C. Smith Presbyterian Seminary at the Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta; and a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism from Oklahoma’s Langston University.

Her specialty is pastoral theological methodology, theories of personality development, historical and social dimensions of pastoral counseling, pastoral counseling as a specialized form of the church's ministries, family systems theory.

Her major publications include:
A Womanist Pastoral Theology Against Intimate and Cultural Violence, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
"After the 911 Call: A Pastoral Theologian Reflects on Family Violence Advocacy," Cross Currents Magazine, Spring 2013

Dr. Crumpton has received numerous fellowships and awards, including:
2016 - Baldwin Fellowship, Lancaster County Community Foundation, a year-long fellowship to developsynergy between Dr. Crumpton's African ethnic heritage and the healing modalities she uses to support holistic healing with individuals and communities in Lancaster recovering from trauma.
2010 - Wabash Center - graduate student fellowship
2009 - 2010 - Dissertation fellowship
2008 - 2009 - North American Doctoral Fellowship
2006 - 2008 - Expanding Horizons Doctoral Fellowship
2002 - Partnership for Excellence Ministry Fellowship
2006 - 2009 - United Church of Christ Adrienne M. & Charles Shelby Rooks Fellowship for Racial & Ethnic Theological Students

Stephanie received her BA in Broadcast Journalism from Langston University in 1997.
She earned her MDiv and the Interdenominational Theological Center in 2005.
And she graduated with her ThD from Columbia Theological Seminary in 2012.

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