An Albuquerque native who grew up here in the fellowship of FBCWA. In 2006 he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to attend Golden Gate Baptist Seminary where he earned his Master of Divinity (MDiv), and more importantly, married his wife Nikkie in 2009. Shortly after Nikkie received her MDiv in 2010, Stephen and Nikkie moved to Hilo, Hawaii to minister to college students at the University of Hawaii, Hilo. In 2011, God moved Stephen and Nikkie back to the Bay Area where Stephen returned to Golden Gate Seminary to complete a Master of Theology (ThM) in Historical Theology with an emphasis on the ethical works of Jonathan Edwards.
Stephen and Nikkie have three daughters, who joyfully occupy much of his spare time. When he isn’t chasing or carting the girls around, Stephen enjoys reading, playing ultimate Frisbee, golfing, attending Lobo sports games, and watching “The Office” with Nikkie.