Stephanie Ziebarth

Barnabas Ministry Coordinator

Stephanie Ziebarth At Christian Retreat Center 2

Stephanie Ziebarth brings to Joy El the discipleship training she received through The Navigators and more than 20 years of mentoring and discipleship experience. Because Stephanie’s primary gift and passion is discipleship, coordinating the Barnabas Ministry is a great fit for her. Stephanie also holds a B.A. in journalism and religious studies from the University of Minnesota, where she graduated summa cum laude. She actively disciples her three children, as well as women in the community. She enjoys time with her husband (Joy El’s executive director) and children, including hiking, camping and family bike rides. She also enjoys reading, writing (she blogs at, as well as other sites), jogging, and quality time with close friends. Stephanie cites Jeremiah 15:16 as a verse that excites her: “When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, O LORD God Almighty.”

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