Stephanie Jayne Quammen is a Global Mission Fellow of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, serving for two years with Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C. She was commissioned in August 2016.
The Global Mission Fellows program takes young adults ages 20-30 out of their home environments and places them in new contexts for mission experience and service. The program has a strong emphasis on faith and justice. Global Mission Fellows become active parts of their new local communities. They connect the church in mission across cultural and geographical boundaries. They grow in personal and social holiness and become strong young leaders, working to build just communities in a peaceful world.
Global Mission Fellows in the U.S. work through geographic or organizational affiliates, such as annual conferences or districts. While Stephanie’s assignment is in District of Columbia, it is related to the Global Mission Fellow’s program of the Virginia Annual Conference, which adjoins Washington.
Metropolitan Memorial Church is a multi-site United Methodist community, serving social ministry needs of three campuses: American University, George Washington University, and Georgetown University. Stephanie’s role is that of serving ministry coordinator, which includes food services and the training of volunteers.
Stephanie is from Oklahoma, where she is a member of the Prairie Chapel United Methodist Church in Ponca City in the Oklahoma Annual Conference. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern Oklahoma State University-Alva, and has worked for the university and for the Oklahoma Annual Conference. Her mother is a licensed local pastor in The United Methodist Church.
“I have grown up surrounded by church families that have guided me along my faith journey,” she recalls. “I knew from a young age that God was with me. In high school and college, I began to deepen my relationship with God. I participated in summer camps, conferences, and retreats, all of which contributed to my faith journey. Now as a young woman, I have a desire to pursue God’s will for my life.”
She says she feels a call to mission because she wants to be the “hands and feet of Christ.” Growing up with many caring mentors, she now wants to “go out and work with others, so that they know they are not alone and that they are loved,” she says.
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