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Meet the Elders: Stephan


Have you ever wondered who the Elders are at The Well? Check out the next part in our Meet the Elders series to get to know another leader in our church.

This week… Meet Stephan. Stephan is an Elder on the Directional Team. We asked him a couple questions to help you get to know him a little better.

1. What books are on your nightstand?

I am currently reading Colossians/Philemon by David E. Garland, The Reason for God by Tim Keller, and Jupiter’s Travels by Ted Simon. I just finished Hellhound on His Trail by Hampton Sides (fantastic), and Zeitoun by Dave Eggers is up next.

2. What’s the biggest prayer you’ve seen God answer?

My daughter Olivia (now age 9) was diagnosed with spina bifida occulta at birth and had surgery at six weeks old. She is completely healed.

3. Tell us about your favorite vacation spot.

Growing up, we went to Daytona Beach, Florida every spring to visit my aunt and uncle, and I will always love it there. Recently, we went to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and it was amazing.

4. How did you meet your wife?

April and I met when I was a senior in high school and she was a junior. We went to different church youth groups and were contestants in a “dating game” event in which both churches participated. We won.

5. What are you watching on Netflix right now?

“RoboCop 2” (while I run) and “How I Met Your Mother” and “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” (while we chill).

6. What does your morning routine look like?

I wake up at 6:15 (in theory) and run. I have breakfast with the kids and try to leave the house by 8:30 so that I can be at work, Metro permitting, by 9:30.

7. When you were 16 years old, did you ever think you would be the Elder of a church?

No, because all the “elders” I knew were super old.

8. Are you the only, oldest, middle, or youngest child?

Oldest child. I have a younger brother who lives in San Francisco.

9. What’s for dinner tonight?

Papusas (showing some out of town guests some of our beloved local cuisine).

10. What are you learning about life and following Jesus?

I am learning that it is critical that we come to terms with Christ first – his death, resurrection and kingship – before we take on other important, albeit secondary, questions about the Christian faith.