From the small beginnings of being appointed as a youth pastor to being a leader in the community, Steve has made it his mission to come alongside others as they encounter adversity. His motivating, positive, and encouraging mentor approach to people and groups have made a difference in the lives of individuals, groups, churches, and businesses- helping them grow to appreciate seasons of change and loss and learn to move forward to reach their goals. Productivity, employee retention, appreciating company values, and team work are just some of the take-a-way’s when you partner with Steve.


Steve is enthusiastic about life purpose, caring about people, and passionate about faith. His heartfelt approach to others is always engaging, never pushy, and always full of open-handed welcome and never fist-pounding demands. He speaks with a wealth of experience from years of his work as a hospice chaplain, bereavement counselor, community/marketplace chaplain, pastor, youth worker, author, speaker at conferences and consultant.


Steve is ready to put his uplifting and encouraging presentations to work for you and your company. Whether you are a business in crisis or you want to train your employees and members to know how to help others in their journey in grief, Steve is the right speaker for you.


A wealth of Experience: For over 20 years Steve has been helping people to do more than survive during adversity. He teaches and shares with appropriate transparency to organizations, associations, and businesses. Some of the clients that have benefitted from Steve are below:

  • St. Joseph Police Department
  • Nebraska Methodist Health Systems
  • Carrabba’s Italian Grill
  • Hilton Hotels and Resorts
  • Destiny Church, Joplin, MO
  • Illinois Conference on Volunteer Administration
  • Numerous Funeral Homes
  • VA of Cameron, MO
  • Biola University
  • Wellspring Fellowship, Saint Joseph, MO
  • St Joseph, MO Chamber of Commerce
  • American Baptist Churches of Oregon
  • The Edge Christian Fellowship, Saint Joseph, MO
  • Missouri Hospice and Palliative Care Association
  • The Foursquare Church, USA
  • Brookdale Hospice, Salina, KS
  • Christian Meetings and Convention Association
  • Hospice of Northeast Missouri, Kirksville, MO
  • AGLOW of Southern California
  • St. Joseph Christian Schools
  • Vintage Sr. Living, Laguna Hills, CA
  • Kansas Methodist Church Lay Servant Association

    “As a leader in my city, I believe that Steve’s presentations are very helpful in dealing with a variety of Human Relations issues. He has helped me to be more cognizant of things that are affecting people’s lives. I would highly recommend Steve to your organization for training purposes”. Jim Reynolds – Retired Businessman


    “Steve has a way of coming into a situation or group of people and is able to assess the dynamics and flow of the group. Yet he does this with humility that instantly builds trust and a feeling of safety and affirmation”. Mitch Boese – Field Maintenance Supervisor, Newton Recreation Commission


    “Steve’s presentation opened my eyes to those around me. I plan to use his counsel and review the extra material he provided at the training.” Alan Webb, Salina, KS