Steve has a BS in Bible and Ministry Leadership from Lancaster Bible College. He also attended graduate school at Southern Adventist University studying Outdoor Education. He was a Chaplain in Rescue Missions both in Pennsylvania and Washington DC for a total of ten years as well as the Director of Camp Bennett in Brookeville, MD for seven of those years. It was at the camp that his passion for outdoor ministry really took root as he developed a wilderness based leadership program for both teens at the camp and adults who were in recovery from Drug and Alcohol addiction. He also was the Executive Pastor at Christ Fellowship Assembly of God in Olney, MD during that time. Steve has been an electrician and then the owner of Shock & Awe Electric for over 19 years.
While in Maryland, Renée worked as the church secretary for Christ Fellowship Assembly of God as well as working as Director of Operations for Camp Bennett in the summers. While at the camp, she began homeschooling both of their kids and did so through their graduation. After raising their children, Renée spent 18 years working in the mental health field at Faith Friendship Ministries in Mountville, Pa. and for By Your Side, an in home elder care organization.
Steve and Renée have been married since 1987 and had been residing in Lancaster, PA since 2002 and in September 2020 they relocated to Homer, Alaska. Both of their kids are now married and have children of their own.
Serving as missionaries with LightShine Ministries, Steve is now the Director of Alaska Ministries. This involves yearly in-person meeting with all of LightShine’s network of ministry partners throughout Alaska as well as new ministry development. He and Renée will also be working through Regent Life Church, in Homer focusing on prison ministry and hurting/broken people.
“We are very excited for the opportunity to be a part of what God is doing, through LightShine, here in Alaska.”
Steve and Renée need to raise $5000 per month in missionary support. The support money raised will allow them to live and accomplish the things that are necessary to fulfill their calling. Alaska is a big and expensive place to live and they need to be able to travel hundreds of miles throughout the year. If you or your church would be interested in giving towards this ministry endeavor you can click the link below. Feel free to call Steve and Renée at 717-799-8041 for more information. If you prefer to support them by writing a check, please be sure to put their names in the memo.
Make checks payable to: LightShine Ministries P.O. Box 777 Mount Joy, PA 17552
Along with finances, your prayers are coveted as they have taken this step of faith for the next season of their life. You can also follow them on Facebook.
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