Stephanie Parkinson was born and raised near the mountains of Colorado. She attended Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska where she discovered a passion for working with English language learners and a heart for international missions. Stephanie served as an MCN Mission Partner at Evanjelické Gymnázium Tisovec in central Slovakia, teaching English and religion classes from 2016-2019. She returned to the US to marry her husband, Christian, but remains involved with MCN and now provides administrative and education support. Stephanie and Christian currently live in Tucson, Arizona with their daughter, Olive.