Stephanie grew up in the Portland, Oregon area. It was during her time at Multnomah University that she first heard about Josiah Venture (JV). The desire to personally experience JV became a reality when Stephanie spent the summer of 2008 in Slovenia and immediately felt connected with the JV team and Slovene youth. This led her to return full-time in May of 2010, and she jumped into helping establish a youth ministry in a church plant. Currently, her time is spent serving remotely on the International Staff Learning and Development team in the Czech Republic while discipling and mentoring next generation leaders in her local church in Slovenia. Seeing leaders grow and thrive is the heart behind all she does, and she loves making Slovenia home.