Born and raised in Central Texas, Steven is thrilled to call Austin home. He and his San Diego-born wife, Hayley, met in college at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and have been married since May 2010. After graduating from UMHB with a degree in Biblical Studies, Steven completed his Master of Arts in Theological Studies from George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University. Steven has a deep passion for the local church and loves to see young adults committed to Jesus who never changes in the midst of a life-stage with seemingly ending change. He loves the Texas Rangers, Baylor Bears, Dr. Pepper, and buying far too many used books.
Heather was raised in Michigan, learned to love the mountains and outdoors while studying at Liberty University, and is happy to now call Austin home. She has been blessed to have worked with non-profits, taught some awesome middle and high school students, and traveled some of this great big world since college. Now in Austin, she's loved finding her favorite places to eat, rowing downtown, and meeting some wonderful people! She is thankful for the opportunity to be a part of helping people find community and be discipled at Austin Ridge.