Stacie Baldwin was born in Galesburg, IL, spent her elementary school years in Rockford, IL and moved to the Dallas area when she was 11 years old. She spent her middle school and high school years in Flower Mound, TX, where she graduated from Marcus High School in 1994. She attended the University of Texas at Austin, majored in Deaf Education, and graduated in May 1998. She persevered with her education and received her Master's Degree in Deaf Education in December 1999.

Throughout her college days, Stacie worked part-time at Riverbend Church in Austin, TX as a Youth Assistant. While working on her Master's Degree, she was required to student teach for a semester in order to get a teaching certificate along with her Master's and due to the time commitment, this would require resigning from Riverbend. After much prayer and discernment and although she felt strongly (and still does) that God had specifically led her to major in deaf education, she now felt God was asking her to stay at Riverbend and obtain her Master's Degree without the teaching certificate. For Stacie, who always likes to know the plan for her life well in advance, this was an extremely difficult decision since not receiving the teaching certificate meant she was stepping out on faith and would not have teaching as a career to easily fall back on. After receiving her Master's Degree, she signed on full-time at Riverbend. As the Youth Assistant, Stacie worked directly with David Gentiles for many years. She loved being the "behind-the-scenes" administrative worker bee of both weekly programs and yearly events as well as working with the youth and adult volunteers week in and week out. When considering having her first baby, she felt it would be difficult to continue at her current pace with Youth Ministry and a newborn and the opportunity arose to work directly with the Pastor of Discipleship, Rick Diamond. After almost 2 years of working with Rick, Stacie missed working with the youth and the youth staff and again an opportunity arose, this time to work part-time with Youth Ministry so she changed positions again. Through her 9 years at Riverbend, Stacie grew from an entry level assistant position making copies and mailing newsletters to a higher level position of helping plan entire events and managing the finances of the entire Youth Ministry (along with many other high level tasks). Looking back at her time at Riverbend, she strongly believes that God was preparing her day by day for her current position as Office Administrator at Journey. 

Stacie was raised in a Christian home and has been in the church every day the doors were open from when she was 2 weeks old. She grew up with a very traditional, black and white mindset, especially when it came to religion. However, over the past 10 years, she feels that she has grown in many ways in her faith. Her "very traditional, black and white mindset" has slowly grown into a more accepting view of the world where she knows she doesn't have all the answers and never will, at least not on this earth. 

In 1997, while still in college, Stacie married her high school sweetheart, Ryan. They spent almost 6 years just enjoying married life before their first child, Emma, was born in 2003. As Emma entered the "terrible twos", Joshua was born in 2006. And again, when Joshua was in those "terrible twos," Matt was born in 2008. With a husband, 3 young children, and a passion for Journey, Stacie definitely keeps herself busy. But she wouldn't have it any other way. She thanks God daily for her precious family, both her immediate one and her extended one at Journey.

 
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