Meet Our Pastor
Pastor Stephanie has been serving Good Shepherd Church since July 2020 when she, her husband Jason, and their two dogs moved to the Cleveland area from Texas for Jason to begin his residency program at Cleveland Clinic.
Stephanie received her Bachelor of Arts in Religion, with a minor in Child and Family Studies, at Baylor University before attending Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University where she obtained her Master of Divinity.
Prior to serving Good Shepherd, Stephanie served for five years as Associate Pastor at Bering Memorial United Methodist Church in Houston, Texas. Her role there began on staff the year before she was appointed when she was brought on board to restart their children’s ministry and their young adult ministry. When she was commissioned (provisionally ordained), the church created an associate role for her to continue and to grow her role. Over those next five years, she had the opportunity to continue leading the ministries she began, while also overseeing local and national missions, overseeing their young adult ministry programming, writing liturgy for worship, leading in worship, starting a dinner church service, and whatever else came her way.
Since she has been at Good Shepherd, Stephanie and Jason have welcomed a little girl, Hannah, into their family and are now expecting another girl in the new year. They look forward to raising them in the Good Shepherd family.