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.


PRE-CONFERENCE: Fresh Expressions: Multiplication, Multi-Site, and Missional Vitality for Everyday Christians — Hosted by FLUMC
The realities of the last two years have thrust the church into a new era. The challenge before us is not only to rebuild but to build anew. For the foreseeable future we need a way of being church that is flexible in form, timely in context, rooted in depth, and scalable in resource. This is the call for a new kind of local church. For nearly two decades the fresh expressions movement has been helping existing churches and institutions find new forms of life that put the church Jesus loves closer to where the people Jesus loves are. We believe that every church can be missionally vital, every church can be multi-site, and every church can multiply by living into a new mental model for what it means to be a local congregation. During this pre-conference you will learn about the vision, model, and tools that normal, everyday churches are using to become a movement that reaches new people. Full list of speakers for this pre-con here.
Day / Time: Monday 1:00pm — 5:00pm and Tuesday 8:00am — 11:30am
Location: Kids 2 - Room 116

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