Steve originally joined the GracePoint Wesleyan Staff in 1996 as the Discipleship Pastor. He left a 15 year career at 3M company where he had held positions ranging from Project Engineer to Plant Engineering Manager. He has a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Minnesota and he earned a Bible degree from Indiana Wesleyan University while employed at 3M.
After being on staff here for 3 years, Steve was called to the lead pastor position at New Hope Wesleyan in Williston, North Dakota. He spent 10 1/2 years in ministry there until called back to Brookings in January of 2010.
Steve is married to his high school sweetheart, Vicki. They have 6 children and 13 grandchildren. Steve loves to spend his spare time working out, golfing and going on long walks with Vicki.
Leading people to authentic relationship with Jesus Christ is Steve’s passion. He hopes that people become crazy in love with Jesus. He is committed to preaching God’s Word in a relevant and life-changing way.