Rev. Dr. Stephanie M. Crumpton is a scholar, teacher, and ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. In 2006, she began doctoral research on Black women’s experiences of intimate and cultural violence. During this time she also worked as a state court-appointed family violence advocate in the Fulton County Solicitor General’s Office in Atlanta, GA. Crumpton has consulted with the Georgia Commission on Family Violence’s initiative to equip faith communities with networks and practical resources for responding to intimate violence. Her work continues to inform her trauma-sensitive approach to her community outreach, research, and teaching. As the Assistant Professor of Practical Theology at McCormick Theological Seminary, Crumpton teaches introductory level courses on pastoral care and religious education, and elective courses on pastoral theological method for justice work, womanist/feminist pastoral care and counseling, and the role of African cosmology and ritual in pastoral care. She has also taught at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology; Chicago Theological Seminary; Hood Theological Seminary; Lancaster Theological Seminary; and Interdenominational Theological Center.