Our Mission

Our mission at St. Stephen's is to share God's Love and Bring Hope Through Ministry and Service.  Sharing God's Love and Bringing Hope informs all we do


Children and Youth Programs

When a child is baptized at St. Stephen's, we promise to support each child in "their life in Christ".  This support is reflected in the Church School Program for our youth.

During the COVID 19 outbreak, St. Stephen's will continue to offer Christian Education for our children every Sunday. You can participate in our Virtual Sunday School classes at St. Stephen’s Sunday School Group on Facebook! The group is private, so please be patient. It may take a day to be accepted. We will be providing virtual classes for the foreseeable future

Meet our Sunday School Teachers


Meghan Luhman

Meghan Luhman lives in Crofton, MD with her family. This is her third year as a Sunday school teacher at St. Stephen's. Originally from Queens, NY, Meghan works for an international exchange program in Washington, D.C. In her spare time, Meghan enjoys watching baseball, and making art with her son, Ryan.

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Danielle Sykes

Danielle Sykes lives in Odenton, MD with her husband and two sons. Their family has been members of St. Stephen’s since they moved to Maryland in 2010. This is her 5th year teaching Sunday School. Danielle is a former teacher who is now a stay at home mom and substitute teacher at her children’s elementary school. She enjoys spending time at the beach, camping, and reading!

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Katie Peternel

Katie Peternel lives in Edgewater, MD with her husband and two boys, dog, and 5 chickens.  She grew up in Crofton and has attended St. Stephens since she was 4!  Katie is a former special education teacher and now a behavior specialist for a local school system and enjoys spending time with her family, crafting, and baking! 

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Sharon Wanamaker

Sharon Wanamaker lives in Crofton with her husband, daughter and son, who have all been members of St. Stephen’s since 2013. This is her 6th year teaching Sunday School, and she has been a Lector for even longer. Sharon recently started her own professional pet sitting and dog walking business in the area. While that is keeping her busy, she also enjoys watching NFL football and reading.

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