Children's Music Director
Steffanie first came to MDPC in 2008 to sing with MDPC Sanctuary Choir under the direction of her mentor and former teacher, Charles Hausmann. She studied vocal performance and choral conducting at the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music. After many years as a choir director in public middle and high schools, Steffanie became an educational researcher working for The University of Texas at Austin’s Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk where she worked with English language learners at Houston ISD campuses. Later, she joined HISD as a school leader specializing in school improvement where she was inspired to return to the University of Houston for her Master of Education degree and Texas School Principal certification. In August 2022, Steffanie joined the MDPC Staff as Children’s Music Director. Her love of singing, skills in working with children and parents, energy, and commitment to meaningful worship and administration make her the ideal person to lead our children's choir program. In addition, Steffanie leads music for the students at The Yellow School.