The Reverend Doctor Stephanie Moore Hand is truly a woman of spiritual fortitude. Her career is indicative of hard work, dedication and discipline. Aspiring to progress in places where God is moving, she works in line with the power of the Holy Spirit. Through her service, she hopes God will transform our lives and communities will thrive.

Before being called into ministry, Rev. Dr. Hand was an executive for a Fortune 500 company. During her time in the corporate arena, Rev. Dr. Hand was one of the youngest African American executives in America running airports. She earned a doctorate from Wesley Theological Seminary, with a concentration in transformational leadership, organizational change and Multi Cultural Multi Ethnic America.

She is a Strategist for the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church-Metro 126 churches, over 236 clergy and 70,000 members. She has launched innovative ministries, developed new faith communities, and has managed a 76 million dollar budget with 100 managers and over five hundred employees. She is the 2021 recipient of the Harry Denman Award, the highest award in the global United Methodist Church.


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