Renee Stelle was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she met her husband, Craig, while earning her BA in Accounting. Years later, they moved to Tallahassee, Florida for Craig to earn his Doctorate at FSU. Their two kids, Alisa and Ryan, were born in Florida. The family moved to Oregon in 2016 and they still feel like they are living in a dream because of all the beauty and adventures to be had in Central Oregon.
Renee enjoys camping, hiking, cross-country skiing, paddleboarding, tubing down the Deschutes River, baking, knitting, reading books, and conversing over coffee with friends and family (her parents and most of her siblings live in Bend). She also loves numbers and spreadsheets, so she volunteered to help with some of the bookkeeping at VAST Church in 2019 and then took on the rest of the bookkeeping responsibilities in 2021 when the need was presented. She is thrilled to use her skills to help the church track and manage tithes and donations as the staff and members work to fulfill the mission of making disciples for the glory of God and the joy of all peoples!