While her family joined Ascension in 1994, Stacey came on staff in June 2007 and is the secretary responsible for maintaining the database, producing the worship bulletins, and coordinating the lay ministry quarterly schedule. Her knack for names and setting up systems help keep us organized and in touch with one another as a worshipping community, equipping God’s people, and sharing Christ’s love with a broken world.
Stacey grew up in the Air Force and the Episcopal Church—one environment guaranteeing frequent changes, the other ensuring stability wherever those moves took her family. Within that church family environment, Stacey began playing guitar and writing music, quickly establishing herself as a worship leader, teacher and composer. This continued into college life at the University of Texas where she was an active church member and a leader in campus ministry. Here, she met her husband, Patrick Regan the Bagpiper, also a cradle Episcopalian and musician.
After graduation, Stacey’s ministry venues continued to gravitate to teaching and music, callings that have lead her to participate in Happening, Cursillo & Anglican 4th Day, teach Sunday School, direct youth groups, homeschool their four children, lead or perform music in various church and extra-liturgical environments, and write worship music. She is most well-known for “I Offer My Isaac,” the title cut from her CD of the same name, but other titles in the green Ascension Songbook include “Child of Abraham,” “Praise Your Holy Name,” “Take, Eat,” and “We Now Enter In.” She is currently working on a book for Guideposts with many new songs related to pursuing the disciplines of silence and solitude.
In addition to her musical pursuits, Stacey is part of the altar prayer ministry, serves as a layreader and chalice bearer, and loves meeting newcomers, especially seminarians and college students since they are the same ages as her own kids, all off at various schools. She counts it a privilege to be able to both work and worship at Ascension, to help facilitate the worship of the Lord Jesus, encourage folks to get connected into ministry, and watch people grow in their love and knowledge of Him.
Texan to the bone, Stacey and Patrick live on Pittsburgh’s North Side in their unfinished Victorian fixer-upper, along with the pets their three younger children have left at home while off at college, the eldest of the four being graduated, married and gainfully employed.