Stephanie studied wellness and nutrition at Miami University. She has held jobs in marketing and teaching. Being a mom is by far her #1 calling and job. Stephanie felt the desire to step out of her comfort zone for the first time and began serving in various women’s ministry roles in 2014, starting with leading IF:Wadsworth and leading Bible Studies. From there she discovered her love of teaching and connecting women and partnering with them as they use their gifts. In those roles she had the challenge and honor to work with teams from multiple churches, building multiple teams to work united for the the Lord. Her role as the adult discipleship assistant helps her continue to bring people together, starting when they first walk in the door of Freshwater, all the way to our beloved older & seasoned adults. Her giftings are equal part hospitality, teaching and administration.
BRIEFLY DESCRIBE YOUR ROLE AND DUTIES AT FRESHWATER
My role includes supporting and organizing the behind the scenes ins and outs of Adult Discipleship – which includes most of our events, classes and the process of welcoming new people to Freshwater. I am also the the Women’s Ministry Team Leader where my passion is connecting with women and encouraging them and living life in community together. So I help with scheduling, organizing, sign-ups, child care, set-ups and materials to bring you all the connections and details you need to continue your growth in Christ & fellowship at Freshwater.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR FAMILY
I’ve been married to Ryan, my college sweetheart, for 22 years. We have 2 teens, Liam and Brynne. And we have a lot of fun animals.
WHAT IS YOUR IDEA OF A PERFECT DAY OFF?
Coffee with Ryan on the back porch, a hike with the family (of course it is 70 degrees and sunny), some quiet time to read (and probably more coffee), and dinner out with my family somewhere casual or order food and watch a movie.
MOST USED EMOJI ON YOUR PHONE? 🥰 and 🤪
YOU HAVE YOUR OWN LATE NIGHT TALK SHOW. WHO DO YOU INVITE AS YOUR FIRST GUEST?
WHAT WAS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE FOOD AS A CHILD? DO YOU EAT IT AS AN ADULT?
Lima Beans — and NO.
WHAT IS A BOOK THAT YOU’VE READ LATELY THAT HAS IMPACTED YOUR LIFE?
Soul Care by Rob Reimer – MUST READ. And The Common Rule by Justin Whitmel Earley – great perspective on living with purpose.
IF YOU COULD ELIMINATE ONE THING FROM YOUR DAILY ROUTINE, WHAT WOULD IT BE AND WHY?
Doing dishes. My kitchen sink grows dishes. I think I would like cooking more if I didn’t have to spend so much time cleaning up afterwards. It’s one of my favorite things about the Chipotle app on my phone — no dishes!