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Stephanie krehbiel

Stephanie Krehbiel is a scholar, advocate, and speaker with expertise in social change movements, trauma, and institutional violence. She holds a PhD in American Studies from the University of Kansas, with a graduate certificate in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Trained in ethnography and oral history, Stephanie works with survivors who want to tell their stories in a public forum. She consults with pastors, congregations, and church leaders who are interested in making their communal spaces safer and more attentive to trauma.


Her writing can be found on Religion DispatchesSomatosphereOur Stories Untold, and The Mennonite. Stephanie’s book manuscript-in-progress, Pacifist Battlegrounds, examines the definition of violence and the gender politics of Christian pacifism against the backdrop of LGBTQ organizing in the Mennonite Church USA.

Featured Project


"Pacifist Battlegrounds: The Struggle for Queer Inclusion in a Peace Church"

 Bethel College Convocation, November 16, 2015 

Krehbiel explores the historical foundations of the lgbtq movement within the Mennonite church. 



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