Josh and Stefanie Downs

Josh and Stefanie Downs

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Josh and Stefanie, we want to learn a little more about you both.  Tell us, what is the first thing you notice about people?

Josh: I always notice if people look me in the eye or not, which says a lot about them. I also ‘think’ that I can tell in the first minute if I am going to like someone or not. However, history would suggest I’m terrible at this. For example, I didn’t like my wife the first time I met her (even though I thought she was gorgeous) and I didn’t care too much for our pastor David. I married Stef and consider David one of my go-to people… so I am wrong a lot.  🙂

Stefanie: I always notice if someone is taller than me because it is pretty rare!

Do you have a favorite smell?

Josh: Yes, bacon and all things breakfast! Growing up, we’d spend time in Tennessee at my great grandparents farm. Every morning I woke up to the smell of bacon, sausage, fresh eggs, and homemade biscuits. Now, my mom will cook breakfast the same way when we visit my family in Alabama. I’m a southern boy so this is my happy place!

Stefanie: The smell when you walk into a donut shop is my absolute favorite smell. Growing up, my dad and I went almost every weekend to get donuts; and to this day, every time I walk into a donut shop it makes me tremendously happy.

What is your favorite hobby?

Josh: I like to work with my hands. Woodworking, construction, and air conditioning. It’s weird, but I love HVAC. I mean, really love it. I’ve done it on the side since I was 17 years old which is half my life now!

Stefanie: My favorite hobby is crafting; I make signs and chalkboards. (Actually, my husband makes them, and I just add the paint and chalk to make them beautiful!) One of our chalkboards is actually hanging in the church lobby now! (And can we just say, it looks fabulous!)

Youth Pastor
Tom Holt
Children's Ministry Leadership
Tyler and Jill Campo