Steve was raised in Venezuela where his parents served as career missionaries with TEAM. Steve studied at Moody Bible Institute and Illinois State University from where he received a BS in resources management. During and immediately following his studies, Steve worked in the SCUBA industry as an instructor and as the diving control officer for various research operations.
Shortly after his marriage to his wife Lois, Steve enrolled in the Seminario Bíblico Rio Grande in preparation for missionary service, serving first in Caracas and then eventually for seventeen years in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico, where Steve served as the ministry area leader. In addition to his leadership role, he was involved with the starting of churches, a safe house for abused women and children, and a discipleship oriented ministry using sea kayaks in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez.
Currently, Steve serves as TEAM’s senior director for global ministry with a focus on Latin America. He also serves as TEAM’s strategist for care of creation.
Senior Director for Global Ministry