Stephanie Martin

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I am a Wisconsinite, born and raised in the Madison area. I love cheese of all kinds, corn mazes in the fall and eating a good bowl of homemade chili. 

I had the privilege of growing up in a Christian home and attending a local private Christian School. My parents tell me I received Jesus at church when I was just 2 years old! I honestly can’t remember a time in my life that I didn’t call myself a Christian. My relationship with God experienced a huge deepening when I began to understand in my heart that He loves me, just as I am, and I can’t earn that. Even though I grew up hearing those truths, I still functioned from a place of trying to earn God’s approval. I was burning myself out trying to be good, follow all the rules and serve without boundaries. As God revealed His passionate and unapologetic love for me, the striving melted from my heart, and it was replaced with peace and belonging. The last six years I have been learning how to live, parent, work, serve and sing out of the joy of being His beloved daughter.

In my teens I discovered I liked playing acoustic guitar and that I loved writing music, especially worship music. I have been on worship teams and have led worship in all types of settings since I was 16 years old. I have a real passion for God’s family to experience authentic, relational connection with the loving and powerful presence of God. There is nothing on earth comparable to when church gathers together in unity to express our love for God with one voice and receive His Word with one heart. It is a true privilege to serve LakeView church in worship. 

The other loves of my life are my husband, Beau (married since 2009) and my two amazing children, Moses and Adalei. We have called LakeView church our home since 2016 and we look forward to continue to call it home for a long time.