Steve was born in Ft Bragg, NC and grew up in Covington, TN, just north of Memphis. He has a B.S. in Business Administration from UT - Knoxville and an M.A. in Operations Management from the University of Arkansas.
Robin was born and raised in Memphis, TN. She has an A.S. in Computer Science from State Technical Institute at Memphis, a B.S. in Business Administration from Christian Brothers University, and an M.S. in Operations Management from the University of Arkansas.
Steve and Robin met when they both worked at State Technical Institute at Memphis (now Southwest TN Community College). They married in June of 1984. They have two children: Robby, who's married to Annie, and Rachel, who's married to Caleb. Rachel and Caleb had Evelyn in August of 2016.
Steve prayed to receive Christ when he was 8 years old, but had drifted from the Lord in his teens. Robin asked Christ to be her savior when she was 13 years old, and had a very inconsistent walk with the Lord in the years following. When Steve and Robin had Robby in 1987, they decided to raise him in church. It wasn't long after returning to church that Steve and Robin rededicated their lives to the Lord and began to grow and mature in their faith. Shortly after that, Steve began to feel the call to go into full-time Christian work. For several years, he prayed and searched to find where God was asking him to serve.
A friend of theirs knew someone who was a missionary with Campus Crusade for Christ, serving in their corporate computer center. Steve sent his resume to Campus Crusade in the fall of 1994, and began the application process. Steve and Robin became missionaries with Cru, the US ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ, in May of 1995.
Since becoming a missionary with Cru, Steve has been Director of Computer Services, Director of the Global Prayer Movement, and Office Coordinator for the National Campus Office. Robin has served in the Office of the President, Computer Services, and the Women’s Resource Center.
From 2007-2014, Steve and Robin were Conference Planners with Cru in the Campus Ministry for the National Conference Team, leading conferences that help people come to know Christ as their personal savior, grow in their walk with the Lord, and be sent out so that others can experience the grace and truth of the gospel.
From 2014-2017, Steve and Robin were a part of Cru's Northeast Campus Ministry Region, serving in New York City as Operations Directors from 2015-2017, helping to reach the 1.3 million college students in the NYC Metro Campus area with the good news of God's love and forgiveness.
In 2017, God called Steve and Robin back to Cru's World Headquarters. Steve serves on the Campus Ministry's People and Culture Team, helping shape the way that Cru serves its 7,000 US missionaries. Robin serves on Cru's Sending and Recruiting team, helping people fulfill God's call on their lives.