Stephanie (Stevens) Davis grew up in Houston, TX, where she got her first organist job at the age of 15, shortly after beginning lessons. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Organ Performance summa cum laude from St. Thomas University (1992; Houston, TX), a Master of Music degree in Organ Performance and Church Music from Indiana University (2006; Bloomington, IN), and Fellow certification from the American Guild of Organists (2011). She studied organ with Robert Brewer, Dr. Robert Jones (University of Houston), Dr. Robert Bennett (UST), and Dr. Chris Young (IU); took liturgical studies courses with Dr. Marilyn Keiser (IU); and participated with Dr. Jesse Eschbach (North Texas University, Denton, TX) in the SIFOS study program in 2005. Stephanie has served churches in Texas, Florida, Indiana, and Montana as an organist/pianist, choir director, handbell choir director, and composer/arranger. In addition to serving as a full-time musician, she has been a clinician & accompanist at the Mo-Ranch Worship & Music Conference (Hunt, TX) and at the Montreat Worship & Music Conference (Montreat, NC).
Stephanie currently lives in Billings, Montana with her husband Bill, dog Cutter, and cat Martin where she is Director of Music Ministry at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, serving as organist/pianist and overseeing a full program of vocal choirs, handbell choirs, and instrumental ensembles. [Click here to read a 2008 article about the church's annual Advent Concert.] In her spare time, she enjoys watching non-professional baseball (Little League, high school, college, and minor leagues), doing handwork (cross-stitch,crochet, quilting, knitting), completing crossword puzzles in a joint effort with Bill, and working on jigsaw puzzles without Bill's help. Her "bucket list" includes traveling to northern Germany, riding a train in the Canadian Rockies, and seeing the Northern Lights in person.