Stephanie Smith graduated from Greenville College in Illinois in 2006. It was at Greenville College that she first met Gotee Records manager TobyMac, while performing at the annual AgapeFest. Toby then signed her to the record label. She has written a book with Suzy Weibel titled Crossroads: The Teenage Girl's Guide to Emotional Wounds, which was released on June 1, 2008. She is featured on the House of Heroes song "God Save Us the Foolish Kings" which was released in 2011. In November 2012, Smith married House of Heroes frontman, Tim Skipper. The two started creating their own music under the name Copperlily and released Love Is a Legend in 2014.