As lead pastor, Steve loves to help connect people with God and each other, pursue joyful relationships, and to stretch and equip people to live into a relationship with Jesus and to live out his priorities in everyday life and in the world. Here at Rochester Covenant we love to provide spaces, groups, classes and events where people can discover what it means to have a growing relationship with God and to explore ways to add value to our community.
A Minnesota native and Covenant pastor for over 25 years, Steve graduated from St. Olaf College, Northfield, and North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, and has pursued additional master’s studies at North Park in congregational vitality. He has served as lead pastor, as a staff pastor and as a church planter in congregations in Washington, Oregon and Minnesota—most recently in Willmar and Alexandria MN. Married to Judy, they have a young adult daughter and teenaged son. Steve loves to work out, explore the outdoors, do yard work, and learn and experience new things and meet new people from all walks of life.