Stephanie grew up in Ames Iowa and Christ Community is her home church. Growing up God was always a part of her life, but it wasn’t until college that she began to truly understand what it meant to have a personal relationship with Jesus. During her time at Central College in Pella, Iowa and specifically on a summer missions trip to China with InterVarsity, her whole perspective on life changed. It was on that trip that Stephanie felt God calling her to follow Him with all of her life, no matter where that took her. Stephanie didn’t know what that meant at the time, but she was ready to surrender to His call for her life. In the spring of 2005, after much prayer and discernment she was accepted as a Campus Staff Worker with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at Drake University. Since that time she's had many roles with InterVarsity.
Stephanie began her time on staff at Drake University, then helped to plant a chapter specifically for International Students. Her role then evolved to helping the region (Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri). This role involved training staff for overseas summer mission programs, leading region wide camps and conferences, and helping figure out where to partner overseas. In 2012, Stephanie felt God calling her to move to Cambodia and help to establish a university student ministry. Cambodia is one of the 15 countries left in the world that doesn’t have a university ministry under the umbrella organization IFES (International Fellowship of Evangelical Students). She is now serving as the country director for Cambodia.
To learn more about the people groups and religions of Cambodia, go to The Joshua Project - Cambodia
For information about the country of Cambodia, go to The World Factbook