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, change, and loss. His Christ-centered motivating and encouraging approach has made a difference in the lives of individuals, groups, churches, and businesses- helping them grow in their relationships with the Lord to appreciate seasons of change, loss and learn to move forward to reach their goals.

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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.



Keynote Presentations

What do I do when the lights go out? Isaiah 50:10

Help! I feel a change coming. Psalms 119:54-64

Breakthrough to Blessings- 1 Chronicles 4:10

A Rock that talks- Joshua 4

Pursuing a close relationship with God when unsuspected events occur- Matthew 14

Seeing the season of your life through the eyes of God- Daniel 2:20-21

When you need God to provide- Matthew 17:24-27

Detecting pride in your life- 1 Corinthians 13:4



Group Breakouts

Preventing career burn out- How do I protect myself and my family from passion fatigue?

At A Loss- how to care for a loved one who is suffering

The Next 40 Days- what to do in the middle of a crisis

The ultimate gift- viewing loss, change, and transitions as a season of growth

Understanding diversity and respect when working with non-profit groups

How to stay faithful to my spirituality without getting fired

Best practices in conflict resolution and reconciliation

Bloom: Discovering God’s best for you, your family, and your career


Adding valuing to your church or faith organization through:

  • Guest preaching & teaching
  • Leadership meeting training and facilitation
  • Helping congregations and teams transition
  • Developing strong pastoral care teams, small group ministry
  • Church staff development in-services