John Brown University – BS
University of Oklahoma – MS
University of Oklahoma – PhD
Steve joined the staff of Covenant in the newly created part time position of Pastor of Administration in the summer of 2014. Steve and his wife Kristie have been members of Covenant since 2005.
Steve was born and grew up in South Africa where his parents served as missionaries for 45 years. After graduating with an engineering degree from John Brown University he started a 28 year career in industry, the last 25 with Seagate Technology in Oklahoma City where he was Vice President of Design Engineering. Taking early retirement in 2004, he went back to school and completed a PhD at the University of Oklahoma. He has been teaching as an adjunct professor in the School of Industrial Engineering at OU since 2008.
Steve serves on the board of American Leprosy Missions based in Greenville, South Carolina where he is currently board chair, and on the Board of Trustees at John Brown University. He has been an elder at Covenant and teaches the Frontline community group on Sunday mornings.
Steve and Kristie have been married since June of 1985 and have two sons. Alex is married to Tracy, lives in Edmond and teaches at Bishop McGuiness High School. Eric is in an MBA program at Oklahoma Christian University.
Steve enjoys reading, gardening, and working on and around the house. Steve and Kristie are Oklahoma City Thunder fans and enjoy playing duplicate bridge and spending time at their mountain cabin in Colorado.