Stephen and his wife, Jennie, are originally from La Crosse, Wisconsin. Stephen received his BA in Biblical Studies at Criswell College in Dallas, TX. Stephen grew up in a pastor’s family, and is the fifth of six children. He and Jennie worshipped at the same Evangelical Free Church in La Crosse while they were in high school, and they have been married for three years. Stephen is passionate about youth ministry and also brings a strong background in music and leading worship. He has been active in both types of ministry throughout his high school and college career.