Tim and Stephanie currently live in Texas, but both grew up in California. Married for 13 years, they have a son, Jeremiah (5), and another on the way (May ‘24). They also have a fur-baby, Tank, their 11-year-old “puppy.” Having met in college, it was during their courtship when they both found a love for Jesus.
A “cultural Christian” at the time, Tim invited Stephanie to go to church with him. Stephanie accepted the invitation and was introduced to a “world” she never knew, but always felt she needed – a life with Christ and his Church. From that day forward, it was as if a veil had lifted, and a spark was lit within her. Stephanie grew increasingly hungry for God’s Word and all she desired to do was to serve Him. Her tenacity to learn the Truth began to rub off on Tim, and soon they were both on fire for the Lord. They were married in 2010 and later baptized together in the summer of 2012. It was not until late 2015 did Stephanie begin to feel the desire to enter into full-time ministry. So, in 2016, Stephanie enrolled in Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS) to gain an education in Cross-Cultural Ministries.
Stephanie completed her education at DTS in the spring of 2021 and has since remained active in local ministries at their church: serving as a Missions and Children’s Ministry Resident from 2021-2022, then volunteering as the Local Cross-Cultural Mobilizer since 2023. Stephanie spends most of her time caring for her #1 ministry: homemaker to her beloved family. Tim works as a financial analyst, though in more recent years, he has also felt the calling to serve in missions overseas. As a Filipino-American, Stephanie always had a heart for the Philippines. Having witnessed the poverty, corruption and depravity of the country during her visits to the islands, Stephanie could no longer ignore the brokenness of the people and desired to minister to them. During Tim’s visits to the Philippines with his wife, his heart also began to break for the country. It was there when they felt the call together to return as missionaries to serve God and His Kingdom in this place.
In the summer of 2023, the Shewey family made a vision trip to the Philippines where they previously made connections with a U.S. team already serving there. The trip proved fruitful, and only two weeks upon their return to the States, the Sheweys became appointed global workers with the mission agency, WorldVenture. Their goal is to be sent to the Philippines by the Fall of 2024. Their hope is to share the love of Jesus Christ with the lost, marginalized, and unengaged people groups of the Philippines – through building lasting relationships and community, evangelism and discipleship.