Stephanie Midthun, moved to be a voice for those who have none.


Moved to be a voice for those who have none, Stephanie wrote the  powerful song Believe in Me and then gathered award winning local bands with the same heart to write and donate songs to benefit Courage House.  Led by Stephanie’s efforts, the Believe in Me CD was released in 2009 and with numerous benefit concerts with partner bands this project helped to raise nearly 3 million dollars to be able open Courage Houses in NorCal and Tanzania. Stephanie created the Courage Worldwide Partner Artist Program and nationally acclaimed artists Jars of Clay, Tenth Avenue North and more donated songs for Come Back Home, a benefit CD for Courage House-The title song, Come Back Home, was inspired by the poetry and personal stories of the girls at Courage House. 

Stephanie has over 25 years experience as a Music Director for various churches and schools, and she is a pianist / singer / songwriter / recording artist.  She and her two sisters have recorded 5 CD's.  She also headed up several other benefit CD projects including a children's album, Soar, with over 200 voices and a benefit album for street children in Kenya, titled He Knows my Name.
Stephanie has a B.A. in Music Education from Cal State Fullerton, and a 2-year diploma from Lutheran Bible Institute.  She is now the Community Relations Director for Courage Worldwide, and has been married over 27 years to Pastor Joes Midthun, the Founding pastor of Living Water Church.  They have 3 grown sons, and reside in Elk Grove, CA.