Minister Crystal Stone has served in an executive capacity in ministry for almost 15 years, specializing in administration and strategic planning. She returned to NYC in 2008 to work at Hanson Place Central UMC as their Director of Administrative Services, and then in 2011 began working at Springfield Gardens United Methodist Church as their temporary Director of Finance. During this time she completed her Masters of Divinity at Drew Theological Seminary in 2014, and received her Masters of Public Administration from Long Island University in 2016. She accepted a position at the Mayor's office newly created Center for Faith and Community Partnerships, where she fostered relationships with clergy and community leaders all across the city connecting them to relevant issues, causes and policy work.
Today she is the Executive Minister of Springfield Gardens UMC, she works in the Legal Department at SCO Family of Services, (a nonprofit Human Services organization),and she is also the co-owner and founder of Up A Notch (a table decor company).
She resides in Long Island with her family whom she is honored to serve the most.