stephanieWhat I Do For GPC:  I oversee our Missions Ministry.  I am passionate about making the name of Jesus famous here, there, and everywhere.  Unreached people who have never heard the name of Jesus have a special place in my heart.

What I Do For Fun: I love to read, hang with my family. get outdoors, cook, eat, dinner parties …

What Makes Me Laugh: My hubby, my kids!

What Makes Me Cry:  The kindness of God.

In A Previous Life (before GPC):  My husband and I were part of Horizon Park Chapel, a church located in downtown San Diego, for many years.  We both started our walks with the Lord there.

Best Advice I Ever Received: Obey what you know.  Don’t worry about what you don’t know or understand.

Things I Care About: My family.  Stewarding what God has given me to help advance His Kingdom and make Jesus known.

Family Matters: I have a great husband and we have two young children.  I love being a wife and mamma.

My Secret Talent:  I’ll have to think about that.

My Favorite Cartoon Character and Why:  My favorite cartoon series is Torchlighters: Heroes of the Faith.  I love to watch these with my kids, we get inspired EVERY time.  My favorite is Perpetua.  (These are free on Amazon Prime — watch them!)

Grew Up Where: I am a San Diego native.

Favorite Movies: I rarely watch movies, though am a YouTube junkie.  I like watching videos with spiritual content … occasionally a documentary.  I might be addicted to evangelism videos.

Food I Can’t Live Without: Mexican.

Favorite Books: The Bible.  Anything by Dallas Willard.  (Thank you Mark and Shell Cowper-Smith for turning me on to him!) Missionary biographies and stories are at the top of my list.  A couple favorites: The Torn Veil and Mimosa.

Favorite Music/Bands: The Jerry ‘Hot Rod’ DeMink band, of course! (Jerry is my husband.) Some of my favorite Christian artists are Shane and Shane, Josh Garrels, All Sons & Daughters, and Will Reagan.

What Made Me Want To Follow Jesus:  I was empty.  I heard the Good News – that Jesus, the Son of God, gave his life making it possible for me to enter into relationship with Him.  I thought to myself, “this seems to good to be true”.  I took a chance and began to follow Jesus.  EVERYTHING changed.  I’ll never turn back.