Brad was born and raised in Steinbach, Manitoba. Stephanie grew up as a missionary kid (MK) at the Ethnos Canada training centre in Durham, Ontario.

Stephanie moved to Steinbach in 2005, and we met through the Christian Fellowship Church where we both attended. Five years later we were married and five years after that we had our first son. We had always planned on doing missions together and so we began the Emanate training when our first son was four months old.

Our desire is to work with FirstStory Ministries to reach the First Nations people of Canada. We plan to move to Warman, Saskatchewan to begin learning First Nations culture in February 2018. We are hoping to be able to either teach the Word of God to those who have never heard before or to help build a stronger foundation for those who have put their faith in Christ but would benefit from more teaching.

We are currently seeking ministry partners who will join with us through prayer and giving as we seek to teach those who do not understand the gospel. We have heard many amazing stories of how God is already preparing the way and opening doors among the First Nations people. We are very excited to be a part of this new ministry and though there will be many difficult challenges ahead, we look forward to see how God will provide for us and teach us along the way.