Stephanie grew up in the Portland, Oregon area and it was during her time at Multnomah University that she first heard about Josiah Venture. 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. The Lord clearly led her to return full-time, and she began serving in Slovenia in May of 2010. Her time is spent discipling and mentoring young women, developing next generation leaders, and training others in ministry team development and discipleship. Seeing the local churches of Slovenia grow and thrive is the heart behind all she does and she loves making Slovenia home.