Benjamin and Stephanie both grew up in Topeka, Kansas, where they met during high school. They were married in 2004 while attending the University of Kansas. After college, they moved in 2006 to Pearland where Ben pursued a Ph.D. in Molecular Biophysics from Baylor College of Medicine and Steph worked as a first grade teacher and later as a literacy coordinator for Alvin ISD. God led them to LifePointe on their very first Sunday after moving to Texas, and they have been active at LifePointe ever since. They have a passion for helping people grow and connect in the body of Christ, and they joined the staff as Connections Pastors in June 2015.
In addition to working at LifePointe, Benjamin is a scientist and business leader working at a scientific instruments company, which often requires him to travel around the world. He also consults for a chemical safety company and has a small Christian publishing company. Stephanie occasionally works as an educational consultant, sells children’s books, and homeschools their four energetic children: Elliott, Parker, Cora, and Zoe.