Stacy Hood, Class of 2004

Stacy is the Director of Worship Related Ministries at Grace Community Church, A UMC Congregation, in Shreveport, Louisiana. Stacy has also recently reopened her private music studio.

Stacy is a graduate of Centenary College of Louisiana, with an undergraduate degree in Music Education and a Graduate Degree in Educational Administration. She has also competed the Basic Graduate Theological Studies (36 hours) recognized by the United Methodist Church.

Stacy has greatly enjoyed her work with the United Methodist Publishing House, publishing on her own and with co-author Rob Weber. Rekindling Your Music Ministry, ReConnecting Worship, and Igniting Worship Communion name a few of the publishing endeavors. She has composed for 2 UMPH Vacation Bible School programs and has worked with various other UMPH projects, including selection to the United Methodist Hymnal Revision Committee in 2008.

A Seed Is A Promise, celebrating 135 years of UMW in mission, and My Louisiana, the CD project for hurricane relief in Louisiana, were two of Stacy's most meaningful works. Stacy's original dramatic creations, music, children's music, and original piano music for group labs are what she considers some of her most exciting work.

Stacy works with churches across the country to celebrate and evaluate current worshipping congregations to move with rejuvenated creativity into the future. Through individual consultations with worship directors, music directors, and pastors, Stacy helps worship teams work more effectively to allow God to be more fully alive through the many threads of worship that are woven together each week.

Stacy has led many workshops for the General Board of Discipleship and the General Board of Global Ministries as well as other conference events around the country.

Connecting with God and reaching out to others through worship is a great joy for Stacy. Participating at General Conference 2012 with Marcia McFee to provide leadership during times of worship was one of those joys. In 2011, Stacy led worship for the WGRS School of Mission for the United Methodist Women in Abilene, Texas. Stacy has also participated in worship leadership for the Global Women's Assembly 2010 in St. Louis and was a part of the team four years prior in Anaheim, CA. Stacy has led worship across the country and abroad, possessing the unique ability to help older and younger generations worship in engaging ways without comprising tradition or innovation.