Steve has been on staff with New Hope Church since October of 1997. He graduated from St. Norbert College, DePere, WI in 1988 with a degree in Communications/Media and a minor in Music. Prior to ministry work, he worked on air for 1 year at WBAY TV2 in Green Bay, WI and 4 years at WSAW TV7 in Wausau, WI as a weather broadcaster where he developed skills in forecasting, graphics and presentations. While in Wausau, he met his wife Deanna and relocated back to the Fox Valley to join AAL Capital Management as a Sales and Service Representative and Corporate Marketing Writer before it merged to become Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. Little did he know how God was using all those career changes and skills to prepare for him for his calling to New Hope Church. His extensive background in music includes performing with and sharing stages with Christian artists such as One Way Ticket, Casting Crowns, Ginny Owens, Jeff Deyo, Monk & Neagle, John Cox, and Sarah Kelly. He currently is responsible for leading worship and with respect to all area surrounding the Worship Arts both music and technical. His greatest joy week in and week out is serving along side his wife Deanna and their worship team leading God’s people to the throne in song. His favorite quote is: “You wanna make God laugh? Just tell Him what your plans are!” Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Fun Fact: Steve likes to storm chase!