Fifteen years working in chaplaincy and addictions counseling has been valuable experience for Steve’s current role as Congregational Chaplain. His goal is to help people form a deep connection with God and their church, then take next steps on the path of discipleship.
Steve is a graduate of Olivet Nazarene University and Nazarene Theological Seminary, and was ordained in 1974. His ministry began in Mankato, Minnesota, where he planted a church; then he moved to Ann Arbor to pastor a campus church. His calling included service for Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries and Brighton Center for Recovery before coming full circle back to pastoral ministry.
Steve and his wife, Marcie, have been married for 19 years. Both of them were widowed in 1996 and met at a support group. They love concerts and plays, and eating out. Marcie is an artist and writer. [You can catch some of her writing on Dexter UMC’s blog, titled InDepth].
Steve’s role at Dexter UMC includes pastoral care and visitation–in care facilities and homes as well as in the office. He serves on the Stephen Ministry Leadership Team as referrals coordinator. Although partially retired, Steve continues to be a spiritual leader in the church, teaching classes and occasionally preaching.