Get to know Stacie …
What’s your position at Vinelife? Youth Pastor/team leadership position for middle School & High School Kainos
What brought you to Vinelife for the first time? We just moved from Durango to Boulder area and were coming for resound in a couple months and wanted to check out Vinelife before resound.
Why did you stay? It felt like the perfect fit. I really felt the lord saying to me that I was home. I’ve never left since. That was 3 years ago.
How did you come to know Jesus? I grew up in the church but really committed to a kingdom lifestyle about 10 years ago.
One of your proudest moments? When I got to bring Olive Ray home from the Nicu after 2 months.
What inspires you? The love that the Kainos kids carry for Jesus at such a young age.
Who inspires you? Linnea Bennell
What makes you laugh? silly dance parties
What’s a current indulgence for you? Halloween decorations especially day of the dead decorations
What are you passionate about now, that you used to not care about? To be authentically me and own my uniqueness
What’s something new that you’re learning in your job that has surprised you? How much love I carry for each and every one of the Kainos kids. I love watching them grow into their true identity.
Your idea of a perfect day? Going to the Redwoods
What’s currently in your CD player? The new Jonathan David & Melissa Helser Beautiful Surrender album!! It’s so good!
Your childhood ambition? To be a farmer
Your first job? Babysitting
What is your greatest memory? Spending time with my grandparents on their farm in Illinois.
What is your favorite movie? Sixteen Candles
What do you look for in a close friend? Love, compassion, and transparency
What’s something new that you’ve learned about the Bible lately, that has surprised you? This isn’t something new but a constant reminder that God is a God who is able to teach deep down into our soul-our emotions, thoughts and bring healing and freedom. We can ask the Holy Spirit to bring transformation to our minds and healing of hearts. The Holy Spirit is the best counselor and Comforter (john 14:26) He is the great Healer!
What do you think makes a good leader, someone that you’ll follow? True leaders don’t create followers they create more leaders
Your favorite snack? Cheese & Carmel Popcorn
If you were given an extra hour in a day to do whatever you want, what would you do? Go shopping
What is something that most people don’t know about you? That I have a lot of tattoos & that I’m school at the Welton Academy supernatural Bible School, & I have 2 kids.
What’s one goal you have for the next year? To cultivate community and bridge gaps in our Vinelife family and ministries. To break down walls from big church to little church as well as bridging gaps from Vinelife kids to Kainos.
What have you read recently that really inspired or excited you? The supernatural Ways of Royalty by Kris Vallaton and Bill Johnson
What is your definition of a retreat? A place to go get away and get grounded with Jesus and have new experiences.
What has God been showing you lately that has surprised you? How much he has ignited a new fire in me, how much he is proud of me, and how he has made me so uniquely. He is the great healer and is taking me on a new journey. Just resting in his arms is the greatest feeling even when I don’t know what to do.
What’s your biggest challenge? Not having my family live close
Your most recent purchase? New Boots
What’s God doing in your life that you are celebrating right now? Bringing new friendships and support in my life