In this free resource, made available by Covenant Theological Seminary, the director of MNA’s Special Needs Ministries offers firsthand experience, practical resources, and creative ideas for helping the church be more effective at ministering to and alongside of those touched by disability.

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StephanieSince May 2007, Stephanie O. Hubach has served as Mission to North America’s Special Needs Ministries Director. Mission to North America (MNA) is an agency of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).

She currently serves on the Lancaster Christian Council on Disability (LCCD) and is also a member of the Advisory Board for the ministry of Chosen Families. For eight years prior to her appointment at MNA, Steph and her husband Fred led the Special Needs Ministry at Reformed Presbyterian Church in Ephrata, PA. Steph also formerly volunteered as a member of the board of directors for The Arc of Lancaster County, chairperson of the Lancaster County Mental Health/Mental Retardation Advisory Board, and president of the board of directors for the Infant Evaluation Program of State College, PA.

Steph is the author of Same Lake, Different Boat: Coming Alongside People Touched by Disability (Presbyterian and Reformed Publishers, September 2006) and All Things Possible: Calling Your Church Leadership to Embrace Disability Ministry (Joni and Friends, August 2007). She has been published in ByFaith magazine, Focus on the Family magazine, and Breakpoint online magazine.

Stephanie is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland College), and has an M.A. in Economics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She serves as an Adjunct Instructor for Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri.

Steph and her husband Fred have been married for almost 30 years. They have two deeply loved sons: Fred and Tim, the younger of whom has Down syndrome. Fred (24) is a graduate of Wheaton College, and Tim (22) is a graduate of Ephrata High School. The Hubach family resides in Lancaster County, PA.

You can learn more about Stephanie by visiting her website here.