Deacon Steve was born in Mt. Pleasant PA and moved permanently to Pawleys Island in October, 2012. He earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Biology from Saint Vincent College in Latrobe PA, and a PhD in Medical Microbiology/Immunology from West Virginia University in Morgantown WV. He retired from a nearly 30-year career investigating the immunology of occupational lung disease in agriculture and pursuing science administration. In 2000, he began seminary formation through Saint Meinrad Seminary and was ordained a permanent deacon in October 2004. Deacon Steve and his wife, Marcia, raised three sons: Stephen Jr. of Bethlehem PA; Thomas of Arnold MD; and Benjamin of Natick MA. Deacon Steve and Marcia, along with his mother, Virginia, reside in North Litchfield Beach.