Stephanie grew up in Northern California and lived there until she was 21 years old. She went on her first mission trip in 2012 to Africa and it completely changed her life. God opened her eyes to the need in the world and the life He had waiting for her. Stephanie soon discovered a growing passion for Him and His people. She spent a number of years working with an international orphan care nonprofit where she got to travel, lead short term trips, and advocate for the children they served. She also ran their stateside office and handled many of the administrative activities, donor relations, communications, and event coordination. She has her Associates in General Human Services and is working towards a Masters of Divinity degree in Christian Ministry. Stephanie met her husband, Michael, on a cruise in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and after dating for nearly 3 years while growing together in the Lord, they got married in April of 2019! They spend most of their time playing tennis, stand-up paddleboarding, dancing, and spending time with friends.