Father Stephen resides in Colorado (which seems to him to be one step below heaven) with his loving wife of 40 plus years, Ashley. Fr. Stephen served as a Prison Chaplain for almost 26 years before retiring in August of 2010. He has ministered in every security level from minimum to the most maximum secure of prisons (where he served for many years). He had the great privilege of being a spectator of many incredible events that God did in those prisons, some of which he has the honor to share with you!!
Fr. Stephen is now working with OCPM (Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry) as the Executive Director. OCPM is an Agency of the Assembly of Bishops. OCPM assists men and women that find themselves in prison with their spiritual journeys by providing Study Bibles, correspondence studies, devotional books, prayer books, and Icons. The Correspondence Ministry of OCPM sends out hundreds of personal letters and cards each week. OCPM is also helping to establish Orthodox Prison Ministry teams throughout North America that go into the prisons to provide Orthodox visits and services in person.
Fr. Stephen is an ordained priest of the Antiochian Archdiocese. He looks forward to sharing with you his life, ministry, and the amazing things he saw God do inside the walls of prison over those years of Chaplaincy.