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Pastor Stephen

He is amazed at how God manages to see the potential in us, and His relentless pursuit for a relationship with us. Pastor Steve loves serving God by hanging out with people. He hopes that through relationships people will see a glimpse of who God is and what God can do with them and for them. Pastor Steve has a passion that the young people he studies with don’t just know who Jesus is in their head, but that they experience Jesus in their heart.
As someone who calls Maryland his home, Pastor Steve is excited to be able to serve in his hometown after having served for 10 years in West Virginia. His wife, Raenelle, also has returned home not only to Maryland, but Spencerville itself. A nurse, she formerly attended Spencerville Adventist Academy and graduated from Takoma Academy. Pastor Steve and Raenelle have an awesome son, Stephen Jr., and a mind-blowing, life-altering, change-the-way-you-think-about-everything daughter, Rachel. They want you to know that while coming home to Maryland is exciting, what is more thrilling is being ready to go home to live with Jesus.

Pastor Steve also knows how to have fun. He enjoys playing with legos (always has!), and having a son to build legos with is a dream come true. He also tries to convince his daughter to like them too, but that's still a work in progress. You might find him playing hockey, watching hockey, or video games. If you plan on serving him food, make sure some of it is Indian, Filipino, Chinese, or just about anything with cheese, especially pizza. Hiking, biking, kayaking, or just about anything outdoors in God's gift of nature is fun, especially camping!