An experienced entrepreneur, Stacy Stine Cary dedicates much of her life to mentoring others. Through the Tech Wildcatters accelerator, she works to help develop startups into successful businesses. Stacy Cary is also a Girl Scout leader, and she volunteers and teaches Sunday school at her church, Highland Park United Methodist Church.
Highland Park United Methodist Church, or HPUMC, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. The Church began in 1916 on the campus of Southern Methodist University. Just ten years later, construction began on the present-day church building. The first service was held there in February of 1927. Through the years the congregation has grown to more than 15,000 members. In 2011 the historic Munger Place Church was renovated to become a satellite campus for HPUM.
Highland Park United Methodist Church members are heavily involved in the community. The church’s Carpenters for Christ Ministry has taken part in 100 home builds for Habitat for Humanity. Members have completed missions in more than 16 countries around the world. HPUM has 15 support groups a respite program for families with special needs children, and a campaign to help send hundreds of inner-city children to summer camp each year.