Stephanie Crumpton Awarded Baldwin Fellowship

Posted: Aug 25, 2016

Rev. Dr. Stephanie Crumpton, Lancaster Seminary assistant professor of Practical Theology, has received a $5,000 fellowship award from the Baldwin Fellowship Program of the Lancaster County Community Foundation.

As a Baldwin Fellow, she will spend 12 months developing synergy between her African ethnic heritage and the healing modalities she uses to support holistic healing with individuals and communities in Lancaster recovering from trauma. Her interest is to increase her therapeutic capacity in a way that grounds her culturally, spiritually, and psychologically. Dr. Crumpton is author of A Womanist Pastoral Theology Against Intimate and Cultural Violence (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).

The Baldwin Fellowship challenges participants to look deeply at their own personal passions, abilities, and opportunities in order to maximize their personal and professional contributions in creating positive change in our community. Each year five community benefit leaders and emerging leaders are selected to be part of the program.

An ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, Dr. Crumpton joined Lancaster Seminary in 2014 from Salisbury, N.C., where she had been assistant professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling at Hood Theological Seminary. She has taught at Chicago Theological Seminary, Candler School of Theology at Emory University, and Atlanta’s Interdenominational Theological Center. She served as a Georgia state court advocate, and consultant on the Georgia Commission on Family Violence. 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.