Parish Associate Minister
Stephanie is the parish associate pastor for Missions at Rumple. Her family began attending Rumple in 2011, and Stephanie has served on staff since 2019. Stephanie has served as the campus minister for Presbyterian Episcopal Campus Ministry at Appalachian State University for ten years and counting. She also served as an on-call chaplain at Watauga Medical Center for five years. Before moving to the High Country, Stephanie began working as an ordained minister at an Episcopal outreach center in Atlanta called Emmaus House. She is a graduate of Columbia Theological Seminary (MDiv, 2006) and was ordained in 2007 by the Greater Atlanta Presbytery.
Stephanie is married to Davis Hankins, a professor in the Philosophy and Religion Department at Appalachian State University. They have two children and two golden retrievers. Her mother is also a member and elder at Rumple.
Stephanie loves spending time with her family and friends, running, reading, and spending time outdoors. She won’t eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich unless she has a glass of milk to go with it.
What do you like most about winter in the high country?
“I love playing in the snow with my kids. We love to sled and ski. I love the snow, but I do not love the winter winds in the High Country!”
What is your Favorite Candy?
“I love dark chocolate and peanut butter cups.”
Why did you choose Rumple?
“My family began attending Rumple soon after we moved to Boone. We were looking for a church that held to the reformed traditions of the Presbyterian Church (USA), for a welcoming church family, and for great music. Rumple is a unique church because it has so many generous members who are active in the life of the church and in the community. My family is so thankful to be a part of such a loving church community.”