The Reverend Stephanie Batterman, Deacon
Stephanie was born and raised in Bath and lived in the Rochester, NY area for 40 years where she and her husband Dean raised three daughters. Stephanie received a Master of Arts degree in Theology from St’ Bernard’s Seminary in Rochester in 1981 and served for many years as a lay minister in that area.
She and Dean returned to Bath in 2007 after Dean retired from Xerox Cooperation. They have been. members of Grace Episcopal Church since 2012. Stephanie was ordained to the Vocational Diaconate by Bishop Stephen Lane in June 2018. She has served Grace Church since ordination.
Stephanie brings many years of experience in parish ministry, adult faith formation, and spirituality to her ministry at Grace. She is a trained spiritual director, retreat director, prayer guide for the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius, and Stephen Leader.
In addition to her liturgical responsibilities, she serves the community as a volunteer chaplain at Mid-Coast Hospital in Brunswick where she works in the Behavioral Health Unit. She also represents Grace church as a pastoral visitor at Hill House and provides a monthly Communion Service there.