Rev. Stephanie Perdew, Ph.D.
Director, The Damascus Project
The Reverend Stephanie Perdew, Ph.D. is a life-long member of the United Church of Christ. She received her bachelor’s degree in Religion and Native American Studies from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, and her M.Div. from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, where she also obtained her Ph.D.
She served in parish ministry for 25 years, has served on the adjunct faculties of McCormick Theological Seminary and the University of Chicago Divinity School, and is an Affiliate Professor of Christian History at Garrett.
She holds certificates in Online Education and Spiritual Guidance Training. For the last year she has served on the Illinois Conference UCC staff as an Interim Associate Conference Minister.
Rev. Perdew is an enrolled tribal citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and co-chairs Garrett’s Indigenous Study Committee.