Stephen and Mandy live in South Bend, IN where Stephen is the Lead/Planting Pastor of Redemption City Church (est. 2020). Stephen was born in South Bend but moved to Chicagoland in 5th grade; meeting Mandy 1 year later. Stephen and Mandy have been married for 11 years and have 4 children: Stephen (b. 2012), Elias (b. 2014), Jade (b. 2015), and Simeon (b. 2017).

Stephen received a B.A. from Moody Bible Institute, M.Th from Reformed Theological Seminary and a Cert. History from University of Oxford, England.

Mandy received a B.A. in Social Work from the University of Kansas and has been serving the church and under-resourced communities ever since. Mandy is an avid KU basketball fan and Stephen an avid Notre Dame football fan. Agreeing to cheer for one another’s team has eased division in their marriage.