I’ve been spending a couple paragraphs praising some of the great people who I know in the real world and who also happen to blog. Next up: Steve.
One of the first things I think about when I think about Steve is how versatile he is and how much he loves the church. Steve doesn’t seem to think, “How can I do something for the church that’s inside my comfort zone?”
Steve seems to study what’s going on, decide on what’s needed, and then he figures out how to do it. He’s been a part of Fellowship Church for something like 3 years. (Is that right, Steve? Is it maybe 4?) I’m probably missing a few things here, but Steve has served: as a small group leader, as a teacher in kids’ Sunday morning environments, as a mentor to interns, as family ministry director, as behind-the-scenes-bill-payer-paper-work-accountant guy, graphic artist, counselor, leader of the youth group, and he currently is transitioning into the role of associate pastor. It’s not like he’s got this short attention span or grass-is-always greener mentality. He’s just this guy who can came into ministries that are close to shambles, build them up, and then pass them off to others.
You want to know something else about Steve? He’s wicked funny.
Steve is this quiet guy, almost a wall flower. And yet, every now and again, he says these quiet little things, dead pan, subtle… and hilarious.
When I met Steve, I didn’t get it. I didn’t get him. In honesty, I thought “Am I ever going to connect with this guy?” Marty was leading this life group we were in. He concocted some crazy “pair off and get to know each other” scheme. It’s so funny to look back at that evening. I was clueless about how important his family would become.
Steve and his wife Tina are involved in adoption and foster care, which is an incredibly cool thing. And there biological child Evan, he’s darn near a perfect little boy.
A link to Steve’s blog can be found on the blog roll. In addition to everything else, he’s a talented writer who posts on a pretty frequent basis. You ought to go check it out!