Stefanie graduated with distinction with a Master of Divinity degree from Campbell University Divinity School in 2010. She completed this degree while she was serving full-time as Director of Media Ministries at First Baptist Church in Wilmington. Upon graduation Stefanie was ordained by FBC and promoted to the position of Minister of Connections.
Her current position at Seaside involves directing and creating opportunities for discipleship and Education both within the congregation and community. She also serves as a member of the Pastoral Care team. Additionally, Stefanie participates in Sunday worship leadership including the roles of liturgist and preacher.
Stefanie has a true passion for creation care and in particular advocacy for animals and animal welfare. She loves her cats like they are her children (and they love her like she is their servant….) In her free time Stefanie volunteers at Cat Tails, a local cat shelter in Ocean Isle Beach. Her favorite place to find herself is on her Stand Up Paddleboard on the ICWW. She is also a runner, attempts to play golf, and loves spending time in and on the water. A beach girl at heart, she is happiest when there is salt in her hair and sand in her toes!