Fr. Steve is a native of the great state of South Carolina, and before his big move to the Midwest, he served several Baptist and Episcopal churches across Texas and Alabama. Fr. Steve earned his B.A. in history and religion from Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama, and his M.Div and Ph.D from Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. He has been a professor of religion, philosophy, and biblical studies at several colleges in Alabama and Texas.
Fr. Steve loves sailing and biking, and he is excited about the possibilities Lake Michigan and the lakefront path offer to indulge those pastimes. When he arrives, he will be living in Lakeview and will welcome any excuse to go out for coffee or a Smithwick’s Irish Ale. Don’t be surprised if you hear exclamations of Roll Tide! on Sunday afternoons coming from Fr. Steve, as he is a huge Alabama football fan!
Fr. Steve’s son Garrett is a senior at Colorado State University.