About Steph


Steph is a capable, entertaining, and challenging writer, speaker, and preacher of the Bible. She is passionate about seeing women rise up, step out, and be brave enough to embrace their life and live it with authenticity and purpose.

She lives in Christchurch with her husband and three children.

Her background is in youth ministry where she has worked as a youth pastor and then as a youth advisor in both national and regional capacities.

She is now the Founder and Director of BraveGirl and is on a mission to strengthen the women of the world so they can live their lives with courage and confidence no matter what circumstances they are facing.

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The Real Steph

I live a messy rollercoaster ride kind of life most weeks. There are good moments and there are hard moments, times of success and times of epic failures, periods of great time-management, and periods of rush. Through all the ups and downs of marriage, parenting, faith, ministry, health and general living, I really do love and embrace my life. 

I’m married to a solid, dependable guy, who is my rock. He makes me laugh, holds me when I cry, and bares the brunt of my crazy. He’s pretty special and we’ve been married for 14 years.

We have three spirited children who are our absolute joy. Ella is 8 Josiah is 5 and Archie is 1. 

I treasure honesty, integrity and authenticity. I love people, movies, competitive boardgames, travelling, shopping, chocolate and more chocolate. I can’t stand feet and I have an irrational fear of fish (weird!) I love meeting new people, hearing their stories and being inspired by them, and that’s why I love what I do at BraveGirl.