After serving churches in south-central Ohio and Toledo, Pastor Steve joined the Central Trinity family as Lead Pastor in June 2016. Pastor Steve graduated from the University of Toledo with a B.B.A majoring in finance (1991) and worked in the Toledo area for eight years. In 1999, after experiencing a strong sense that God was calling him to vocational pastoral ministry, he began work on a Master of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary, graduating in 2003. Pastor Steve served for five years in Coal Grove, Ohio and most recently in Toledo for nine years.
Pastor Steve’s passions include preaching, discipleship and evangelism. In his own words, “It is my heartfelt desire to assist the church in becoming everything God created it to be, by guiding individual Christians to experience God’s life-changing love for themselves and then to carry that message of God’s love through a relationship with Jesus Christ outside the walls of the church to a lost and hurting world.”
Pastor Steve has been married 15 years to his wonderful wife Kifin. They have three great kids: Megan, Heidi and Zach, and one large and hairy house cat, Charlie. Pastor Steve enjoys family time, and will often head out with his family on his day off seeking new adventures and exploring new places.