Hi, I'm Steve.
For the last two decades, I’ve been discovering what it means to be a pastor. Currently, I'm dividing my time between guest speaking for churches, events, and communities, developing communicators in mentorship programs, working with leadership boards to help cultivate strong internal communicators and strategy, studying and writing. My heart's desire is to bring Jesus into every conversation and every space I occupy.
My first book, This Invitational Life, calls people to risk themselves to align with God’s heartbeat for humanity and is available wherever books are sold.
I'm co-hosting a podcast called Home Team about the intersection of sports, faith, and culture with Sam Ponder and Sam Acho. You can find it here. Currently, I live in Phoenix with my wife, Sarah, and our two kids.
Teaching + Interviews
For me, teaching is one of the most humbling, vulnerable and mysterious endeavors I’ve ever experienced. I wake up, pray, read, write, edit, read some more, ask questions, write, take a break, find something to distract me, pace, walk the halls, find someone to talk sports with, question my calling, want to quit, start praying again, back to the office, start typing, God whispers, and something seems to happen.
It’s a complex and soul-baring process that has the ability to bring me to my knees in awe. It keeps me dependent, expectant and grounded in Christ. I can’t imagine doing anything else on the planet. It’s such an honor to craft sermons for people all over the world. I still can't believe I get to do this with my life!
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