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Rev. Stephanie Lobdell

Campus Pastor

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School of Christian Ministry
740-392-6868 Ext. 4111Email Rev. Lobdell

In The News

  • Zimmermann brings ‘MindShift’ to pastor seminar

    MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (Sept. 12, 2022) —Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s School of Christian Ministry will offer a one-day seminar for ministry students and all pastors and leaders on the MVNU field. The event, on Oct. 25, features Philip Zimmermann’s presentation of “MindShift,” a training event that focuses on the five paradigm shifts necessary for fruitful ministry in what is quickly becoming a post-Christian context.

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Professional Experience:
  • Co-Lead Pastor: Mountain Home Church of the Nazarene, January 2015 - June 2019
  • Co-Lead Pastor: Kingston Church of the Nazarene, May 2009 - January 2015
  • Volunteer Missionary in Palermo, Sicily, June 2007 - March 2008
Professional Organizations:
  • Wesleyan Holiness Women Clergy
  • Christians for Biblical Equality
Awards and Recognitions:
  • Corlett Holiness Sermon Series Preacher, May 2012
  • Collegeville Writer Workshop Participant, Summer 2018
Published Works & Presentations:
  • Book: Signs of Life: Resurrecting Hope from Ordinary Loss, Herald Press October 2019
  • Book: Lenten Postcards: Daily Devotions Inspired by the Book of Common Prayer, The Foundry Spring 2020
  • Article: The Gift of Presumption, Mutuality Magazine Fall 2018
  • Article: Shaped by the Kingdom Story, Holiness Today Spring 2018
  • Article: Go in Action, Go in Peace, Missio Alliance, Summer 2017
Favorite Scripture:
Psalm 139:11-12: "If I say, ‘Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light around me become night’, even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is as bright as the day, for darkness is as light to you."

Past jobs and/or current hobbies unrelated to your profession, that might be interesting to students:
My first job was as the piano player at a restaurant called Country Kitchen. Not awesome. I was a barista at Starbucks and loved it!  I am an unabashed “coffee snob!”
I enjoy reading, being outside, staying active, exploring new places, and trying new restaurants and coffee shops with my husband Tommy.  My kids, JoJo and Jack, keep me on my toes!  I also enjoy writing for various publications. Creative non-fiction is my niche.
  • MidAmerica Nazarene University, BA in Christian Education
  • MidAmerica Nazarene University, BA in Spanish, minor in Missions
  • Nazarene Theological Seminary, Masters of Divinity


"(MVNU professors) feel a great weight of responsibility to get it right for the students who enter our community each year."

John Ballenger - Director of the Writing Lab, Assistant Professor of English