A speaker at various retreats, church groups and youth ministry workshops, Stephanie has a God given passion for encouraging and empowering people toward finding purpose, healing and identity through the Holy Spirit as they pursue life in an imperfect world. Ordained in the Evangelical Covenant Church, she served in family/student ministry for nearly a decade.
Though not presently serving in a pastoral role, Stephanie continues to use her gifts to serve God in the Church. Her passions for speaking, writing, and teaching find fulfillment in the opportunities God unfolds. She and her husband Scott parent Seth (19), Lena (16) and Eli (14. ) in the south suburbs of Chicago.
As a result of experiences within her family, a new focus emerged. She holds a burden for families journeying with a child with special concerns (short or long-term)and is made manifest through creating workshops and other opportunities to encourage and sustain parents facing these situations. She writes about mental health in various venues.
A few of her favorite things: teaching classes at church, speaking, writing, networking, hanging out with friends and family, iced coffee, reading and exploring beach towns.