Stephen grew up in Milford, Connecticut and graduated from the University of New Haven with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. During his time at the University of New Haven, Stephen was the leader of the CRU (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) ministry on campus. It was during this time that he recognized his call to ministry. Stephen earned his Master of Arts of Theological Studies from Liberty University School of Divinity while working full time in public safety.
Stephen continues to work in public safety, but also serves as chaplain to several public safety departments in both Fairfield and New Haven Counties. As a chaplain, crisis interventionist, and fellow emergency services professional, Stephen brings God’s love and comfort to those enduring sorrow, grief, and suffering. He is also an advocate for first responder wellness and peer support and is a sought after speaker in the area of critical incident stress management, first responder wellness, and delivering high quality customer service in the emergency environment.
While Stephen is enthusiastic about evangelism, apologetics, and systematic theology, he is most passionate about helping others find the fullness of life that Jesus offers (John 10:10). It is his goal to integrate the culture of gospel into the fabric of his community, specifically by bridging the gap between the faith and public safety communities. Stephen enjoys reading, drinking coffee, watching movies, and practices mixed martial arts. He lives in Fairfield with his gorgeous wife Lauren and his gentle-hearted stepdaughter, Aubrey.