Carol Stepp

Success Stories:

Entered YMI as a second career person with an MDiv.

Carol Stepp is the youth minister at Woodlawn Chapel Presbyterian Church in the St. Louis area. She received her M.Div from Eden Theological Seminary and previously had long background in healthcare. She has grown children. Carol brings an approach to youth ministry that is focused on intergenerational relationships. She says about her YMI experience, “Over the past two years and I have discovered that I have changed as a person and my ministry has evolved into something better. This was due to the seminars, conferences, and breakout sessions, which were helpful and applicable to apply when I got back home. I found also that having colleagues to collaborate and commiserate with once a month was a huge boost in my confidence as a minister. My colleagues helped me understand that many struggle during their youth ministry, and I found great value in knowing that we are all in this together.”

Her students are active in mission work, traveling to Montreat Conference Center, and weekly worship. Carol was commissioned by Youth Ministry Institute Midwest in 2017.