Yancy appointed interim missioner for young adult ministry in North Carolina

Posted Jan 15, 2015

[Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina press release] The Rev. Stephanie Yancy has been appointed Interim Missioner for Young Adult Ministry in the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. Yancy most recently served as interim rector of St. Luke’s, Durham.

Yancy is excited about taking on the interim young adult missioner role, a position expected to last four to six months. Though a different kind of interim ministry from that to which she is accustomed, Yancy believes the goals are the same. “Change is constant,” she says. “I see my role as keeping things going and keeping people focused on mission during the times between settled leaders. I love knowing that our ministries are all connected.”

Yancy will also direct A Movable Feast (AMF), a new mobile outreach ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. AMF is focusing upon Durham Technical Community College and North Carolina Central University this semester.

Yancy comes to this diocese from the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, where she was ordained deacon and priest in 2007. After serving as assistant to the rector at St. John’s in Hagerstown, Maryland, Yancy received additional training in interim ministry and served as interim rector for three congregations in Maryland before moving to North Carolina. She is an M. Div. graduate of The General Seminary in New York.

“I am thrilled to have a priest with the experience as well as the wisdom and passion that Stephanie Yancy brings,” says the Rt. Rev. Anne E. Hodges-Copple, bishop suffragan for the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. “I am especially grateful that Stephanie brings a rare combination of warm heart, pastoral spirit and business organizational skills. This will be especially important as we enter this next phase of grant administration.”

Yancy began her tenure earlier this week.