Stephen is an ordained elder in The United Methodist Church. He has a Bachelor of General Studies with emphasis on English and Psychology from Louisiana Tech University. After completing his undergraduate work he went to Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University where he received a Masters of Divinity. Upon graduation, Stephen was awarded the Hoyt L. Hickman award for outstanding Liturgical Studies. He has served as United Methodist pastor for over 15 years in a variety of local church settings.

Recently, Stephen completed a two year program in Spiritual Direction and is currently seeking certification as Spiritual Director. Currently, he is attending Adams State in Alamosa, Colorado finishing a Masters in Mental Health Counseling.

Stephen has worked with all ages of people seeking a more reflective and mindful leadership style. He is currently writing a book on how mindful leadership failures can impact our lives.

Research interests include:

  • Intersections of St. Teresa of Avila’s Interior Castle and Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Family Systems
  • Existential Therapy
  • Mindfulness and Mindful Therapy

Stephen also enjoys travel. In our family we value experiences over stuff, so most of our gift giving is in the giving of experiences. We travel to Disney a lot. We also travel across the country. Some of the other blog posts you will read on this site talk about how to be more intentional with your travel both for work and for leisure. We get out of the travel experience what we put into the travel experience.