this is my story....

Stephanie was born and raised in North Carolina, but she and her husband, Rick, have also lived in North Dakota and California during his 13 years of service in the United States Air Force.  

Although she has lived in and traveled to many different places, she considers herself a southern girl at heart.

Stephanie has always had a desire to help others, even as a young girl. As a pastor’s wife, mother of two, and a breast cancer survivor, she has found various opportunities through her work and volunteer positions to encourage other women in the daily demands of motherhood, marriage, and when facing difficult circumstances.

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After her diagnosis of an aggressive breast cancer, Stephanie began writing about her faith during her journey through treatments and, ultimately, her miraculous healing.  

Though Stephanie always loved to journal and write poetry in high school, she never intended to pursue writing of any kind in adulthood. As she planned to finalize her public diary about her recovery and return to “normal” life, she soon realized God was calling her to continue writing.

Stephanie founded Real Women Ministries where she equips women with resources for Bible Study and prayer. She is passionate about helping women find time for God’s Word in the midst of their busy lives.  

She understands the daily demands women face in motherhood, marriage, and difficult circumstances. Her experiences as a 12-year military spouse, pastor’s wife & women’s ministry leader, mother of two adult children, and breast cancer survivor have provided her with countless opportunities to grow her faith and trust in God.

As a Board Certified Advanced Christian Life Coach, Stephanie helps women develop spiritual disciplines to reach their goals and keeps them accountable along the way.
She is also the author of In the Shadow of the Cross: Following Jesus Through His Last Days and is a contributing author to Bearing Fruit: Living Rooted in Christ.

Stephanie is married to her high school sweetheart, Rick. They have two married adult children, and their first grandson is due fall 2021. She enjoys reading, a good cup of coffee, and Saturday breakfast with her husband in their North Carolina mountain home.

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"And the satraps, the prefects, the governors, and the king's counselors gathered together and saw that the fire had not had any power over the bodies of those men.
The hair of their heads was not singed, their cloaks were not harmed,
and no smell of fire had come upon them"

Daniel 3:27