Stephanie Helms Pickett’s life has been reflected by Ephesians 3:20, “Now to him who is able to do exceedingly, abundantly, above all that we can ask or think, according to the power that worketh within us.” Reared in Chicago by her mom, her biggest inspiration, Stephanie fell in love with writing at an early age.
Dr. Helms Pickett holds a Bachelor’s degree in Radio & Television Broadcasting from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale; and a Master’s and Doctorate degree in Higher Education Administration from North Carolina State University. She is the Associate Vice Provost at North Carolina State University in the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity. She formerly served as the Director of the Women’s Center at Duke University and Visiting Assistant Professor in the Program in Education. Stephanie serves as the Coordinator of the Anointed Soles Dance Ministry at Wake Chapel Church, in Raleigh, North Carolina, under the leadership of Bishop J. Jasper Wilkins Jr. She is a member of the Chapel Hill/Carrboro Graduate Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. She serves on the Beautiful Project Board and the Interfaith Prison Ministry for Women Board. In August 2009 the Lord blessed her union to Charles Pickett, Sr,. Their blended family includes two young adults Charles Pickett Jr., Niani and their dog Diamond Star. They reside in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is the author of three books, Later Never Came Until Now, Her Name is SHE. and Worshipper in the Workplace. Dr. Helms Pickett writes a weekly Monday blog entitled, “Praxis.”