Stephen is from Akron, Ohio and graduated from the University of Mount Union in 2018 where he studied Religion and Social Work. After graduating, Stephen traveled to Tanzania, Africa where he spent 16 months working for schools, learning Swahili, eating ugali, and chasing chickens out of his house.
Stephen is excited to be back at Mount Union as the interim chaplain for the 2020-2021 school year. He looks forward to developing socially responsible students and continuing the strong Spiritual Life programs that already exist on campus. He hopes to promote a justice-oriented faith rooted in action, empower students to work towards inclusion and equality, and keep campus smiling during these tough times with his PPE (Pure Positive Energy).
During his free time, you can find Stephen reading books by Bob Goff, doing push-ups, and trying to convince his fiancé that a backyard-bring-your-own-crockpot gathering is a great idea for their wedding reception in June 2021.