Pastor Steve started here on July 1, 2018. First ordained in 1998, he has served churches in Huntington Beach, Santa Barbara, Thousand Oaks, and Valencia. His ministry experience includes worship design and leadership, Biblical studies, Strategic Visioning, Mission & Service, as well as youth & young adult ministries.
Pastor Steve has earned a BA in English (’92, Humboldt State University) and a Master’s of Divinity (’98, Fuller Theological Seminary). In addition to his work here at NoHo FUMC, he serves on the California Pacific Annual Conference Board of Ordained Ministry.
Pastor Steve is someone who is equally comfortable singing the traditional hymns of the church or modern worship songs. He believes that ministry is the work of the entire church body: every person has a place in the work of the church. When he is not doing ministry work, he enjoys cycling, running, outdoor sports, and music.