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Brenda Wilson Stephens

Brenda Wilson Stephens, American librarian. Certified public library, North Carolina.

Background

  • Stephens, Brenda Wilson was born on October 22, 1952 in Durham, North Carolina, United States. Daughter of Leroy Thomas and Lucy Mae (Umstead) Wilson.

  • Education

    • Student, Vincennes University, 1971. Bachelor, Winston-Salem State University, 1974. Master of Library Science, North Carolina Center University, 1981.

    Career

    • From bookmobile coordinator to county library Orange County Public Library., Hillsborough, North Carolina, 1976-1992, regional library director, since 1992. With United States Army, 1974-1976.

    Major achievements

    • Certified public library, North Carolina.

    Politics

    Represented in Baptist churches are equally diverse worship styles, cultural mores and approaches to Scriptural interpretation. The resulting challenges and opportunities have made the believers stronger —through fellowship, respect, mutual support and dialog, all based on a belief that unity in Christ involves growth and understanding.

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Creed or other statements should be rejected as they may compromise each believer’s obligation to interpret Scripture under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and within the community of faith.

    Denomination: Baptist

    Views

    God should be loved with hearts as well as with minds. To the best of ability everyone needs to think things through in the light of reason. This means becoming aware of different points of view, and using his or her critical thinking to make sense of God's world.

    Membership

    Secretary United Way of Greater Orange County, 1991—1993. Elected member Orange County School Board, since 1998, chair, 2001—2003, vice chair, since 2003. Secretary Lipscomb Baptist Church, 1998—2002.

    Member of American Library Association, North Carolina Public Library. Directors Association (officer, president 2001), North Carolina Library. Association (chair adult section 1987-1993, co-chair 1985-1987, literature committee 1983-1985), A.L. Stanback Middle School Parent Teacher Organization (president 1991-1992), Kiwanis Club 1992-1993.

    Personality

    Interests

    Quilting.

    Connections

    • Married Gregory Frederick Stephens, March 6, 1977. Children: Seth, Sara.
    • father: Leroy Thomas Wilson
    • mother: Lucy Mae (Umstead) Wilson
    • spouse: Gregory Frederick Stephens
    • children: Seth Stephens
    • Sara Stephens
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    Born October 22, 1952
    (age 64)
    Nationality
    • 1971
      Vincennes University
    • 1974
      Winston-Salem State University
    • 1981
      North Carolina Center University
    • 1976 - 1992
      From bookmobile coordinator, to county library Orange County Public Library
      Hillsborough, North Carolina, United States