Rev. Dr. Stephanie Wyatt is a native of Knoxville, Tennessee where she grew up with a deep appreciation of Appalachian history and culture fostered through family lore and day trips all over East Tennessee. Following a call to ministry her senior year of college at UT Knoxville, she entered the inaugural class at Wake Forest Divinity School graduating in May 2002. Stephanie was ordained to the gospel ministry at her home congregation of Central Baptist Church, Fountain City in Knoxville in July of 2002 and has served in a number of church and university ministries in professional and volunteer capacities. This past May she completed her Ph.D. in Biblical Interpretation at Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. Her dissertation is entitled, “Widows in the Memories of Biblical Israel.” She loves writing, teaching, and preaching stories of the women and overlooked figures of the Bible. She currently lives in Syracuse, New York with her spouse, Adam DJ Brett, where she works at Syracuse University while he pursues his Ph.D. in Religion. In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys reading, card making, watching period dramas, visiting art museums, trying new restaurants, and playing hide-and-seek with her niece.