10 Simmonsville Road, Bluffton, SC 29910
Rev. Dion joined Lowcountry Presbyterian as our Associate Pastor in August 2018 after being ordained in July. Originally from Dunedin, Florida, Stephanie graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Florida Southern College and received a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Christian Education and Formation from Princeton Theological Seminary.
Stephanie’s passion for Christ began on a mission trip to Gulfport, MS in 2007. Since then, her passion for Christ has only grown as she studied scripture, served in different ministries of the church, and discovered and developed her gifts for ministry.
She is excited that her journey to her first ordained call is finally here and that God has called her to LPC. Stephanie has so much enthusiasm, passion, and hope for the future of the church and is excited to see how God works in and through LPC to share God’s love with the world.
Stephanie’s mom, sister, and brother-in-law all reside in the Tampa Bay area. Growing up she spent her summers in Birmingham, AL where much of her mom’s family lives. She is excited to have returned to beaches, good Southern food, and good hospitality. Stephanie enjoys cooking, baking, and traveling whenever possible.
Joe Crowley joined our congregation in June, 2009. An Elder in the PC(USA) since 2001 and a Presbyterian since 1985, Joe became part of our Reformed Theological tradition in 1978.
A former U.S. Army officer and corporate CEO, Joe holds a degree in mathematics and physics and earned a Masters in Theology from the University of Notre Dame in 1968 (with graduate studies at Union Theological Seminary and Columbia University). More recently, Joe earned a CCM (a Master of Divinity “bridge”) from Knox Theological Seminary in 2014 and completed his studies for a Doctor of Ministry in Biblical Preaching and Teaching at Knox in 2015. Joe is currently writing his doctoral dissertation.
Joe, who is passionate about studying and teaching, preaching, and sharing God’s Word, lives nearby LPC. Widowed for several years, he enjoys tennis, cooking, the symphony, reading, and – when he can find a boat – sailing!
Rev. Herrin came to Lowcountry Presbyterian in January 2014 with 16 years of experience in ordained ministry as a solo pastor in Gaffney, SC and previously an associate pastor in Charlotte, NC.
Prior to receiving her Master of Divinity Degree from Princeton Seminary in NJ, she served as Youth Director and Young Life Church partner in Atlanta and worked in a bank trust department. Growing up, Chris lived in various southern states, except for four years in Scotland. She attended middle and high school in Jamestown, NC and earned her BA from Furman University in Greenville, SC.
It was during her years in youth ministry that Chris began to feel the call of God to seminary and ordained ministry - although was clear that God was working even before then, giving her opportunities and experiences that would shape and grow within her the desire to share with others the good news of God's love and grace.
She is excited to continue her ministry here in Bluffton, confident that this is where God has called her, and that God will work in and through her and the faithful people of LPC to do new work in this community and beyond.
Chris lives in Bluffton with her husband Dan and children Jake and Lucy. In her free time she enjoys exercising, reading, golf, photography, music and theater.
DIRECTOR, ADULT DISCIPLESHIP