Music has been an important part of Steveʼs life since he started playing trombone in his middle school band. He attended CSU Fullerton to obtain his degree in music. During that time became very involved with Campus Crusade for Christ, which instilled in him a love for discipleship and evangelism. After graduating, he pursued a Master of Church Music degree from Hope International University while serving as a worship leader at his church in Anaheim. Steve and his wife Merrilee have served together on a number of worship teams and are incredibly grateful to now be a part of the community at COD. Steve and Merrilee have two sons, Tristan and Theo.