Stephanie is passionate about coffee, football (Go! Pack! Go!), spending time in creation, and making her own hot sauce. While she grew up in Channahon, IL, Stephanie's faith formation journey has taken her to Ohio, California, and Rwanda. She is happy to be back in Illinois and sharing 'home' with her partner, cats, and daughter.
As Director of Youth Ministry, Stephanie oversees ministry with and for youth in grades 6-12 and their families. She brings into this role a deep love of community building that is authentic and faith-centered. Stephanie takes the faith of young people seriously and finds innovative opportunities to connect their faith to God's work in the world.
Stephanie holds a Master in Youth and Family Ministry from Trinity Lutheran Seminary, with additional background in International Studies. Prior to Our Saviour's, Stephanie volunteered with Young Adults in Global Mission and spent her college summers at Mt. Cross Bible Camp.