Stephanie Seefeldt was raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin, where, from an early age, she began to grow in her love of thoughtful worship and historic hymnody at her family’s Lutheran church. She studied piano and practiced every day on the grand piano that had been given to her by dear family friends. She went on to study music at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point with an emphasis in singing. She won several student vocal competitions in the state. Her greatest joy, however, was quickly becoming leading music with which people, either in church or other Christian gatherings, could worship the Lord.
While in college, she become involved with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship – an inter-denominational Christian student organization – leading worship for yearly state-wide conferences. The ministry of InterVarsity was to have an indelible impact on her spiritual formation during her years at University and beyond.
After college she was called into full-time church work, eventually taking the position as worship leader at Elmbrook Church in Brookfield, Wisconsin. After five years there, she was called to Blackhawk Church in Madison. While at Elmbrook, Stephanie began a partnership with Jill Briscoe that has taken them to conferences across the country and abroad. Stephanie and Jill are currently participating in Anne Graham Lotz’s Just Give Me Jesus revival events. Stephanie has also ministered alongside Anne both at the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove in Asheville, North Carolina, as well as in England, Wales, and Denmark.
Stephanie met her husband, Scott, in college. Both studied music and both were involved with InterVarsity. Scott went on to work for InterVarsity and spent five years ministering in the Milwaukee area. He is now the Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Baraboo, WI, where the family resides, and where Stephanie serves as Organist. Scott and Stephanie have adopted two sons and (biologically) welcomed a baby girl on Christmas Day, 2004, and another son in September 2008.