Stephanie Grissom, Stephanie holds a B.S. in International Relations from the University of Alabama and has worked in the non-profit program development arena for over twenty years. Since 2009, Stephanie has been the Program Director for Vineyard Family Services, helping build the agency into what it is today.
In her travels throughout the U.S. and other parts of the world, she has seen “father absence” and “child poverty” to be a universally devastating problem. She has spent her entire career working to find ways to decrease these pervasive issues. Since working with VFS, Stephanie has been instrumental in taking the BackPack Buddies Program from 2 schools to 28 schools in just five years. She has successfully partnered with over 15 churches of all denominations and has had a passion for partnering and supporting local business. She also launched and helps lead The Keep Your Love On/Understanding Dad Program, that works with women in crisis and focuses on effective co-parenting, conflict resolution, and healing. Her strengths lie in her ability to compassionately communicate the needs of the at-risk community and has created fun, effective ways to meet these needs with hundreds of volunteers participating to fight childhood food insecurity. Stephanie stems from the North but has lived in Alabama for over 27 years and claims the South as her home. She and her husband have been married for 17 years and have one daughter, Emma Grace. They are members of Church of the Highlands.