While David and Stephanie were students at Westminster, Stephanie attended most of David’s soccer games but had no idea he would become her husband just a few years later. Though they were only separated by one year in school and Stephanie’s sister Courtney was in David’s class, the two didn’t know each other well during their time at Westminster.Read more about David & Stephanie
They didn’t reconnect until several years after they had graduated from Westminster and were living in different cities. Long emails led to phone conversations, which led to the first of many dates, and they were engaged 8 months later! David and Stephanie were married at The Kirk of the Hills Presbyterian Church on September 3, 2011. The couple has chosen to go into service-oriented professions, with David as a counselor and Stephanie as a nurse. Stephanie said, “We are both passionate about working with people and seeing growth and change that comes with it. Many days are challenging, but our professions have proven to be rewarding for both of us. God continues to strengthen us and provides opportunities to serve Him through serving others.”
David received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2008 from Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia, where he played soccer all four years. He went on to study counseling at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis and received his M.A. in Counseling in 2010. David is working to complete the required hours to become a licensed counselor, and he currently works in private practice with Diane Powell & Associates, as well as in social work with Mercy Hospital’s behavioral health department.
Stephanie received a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2009. Following graduation, she enrolled in nursing school at Columbia College and received her Registered Nurse License in 2011. She is now employed with St. Luke’s Hospital as a cardiac R.N.
David and Stephanie’s siblings are also Westminster graduates. Stephanie’s sisters Kristin ’00 and Courtney ’04 are employed as Residency Program Coordinator for Mercy Hospital’s Family Medicine residency program and Account Executive for CBS Radio, respectively. David’s brother, Brian Stair ’07, is finishing his first year of law school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law. In December 2011 he married Sarah Grimes ’07, who will begin working at KPMG as an accountant this August.