Rev. Dr. Steve Schafer,
Rev. Steven Schafer grew up as a farm boy in rural northwestern Ohio. He attended Bowling Green State University, double-majoring in Philosophy and Political Science. After college he worked as a campus staff member of the Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship, ministering to students on seven campuses in in North Dakota. He received his Doctor of Ministry Degree from Trinity Theological Seminary in 1985. He was the minister at Mt. Hope Congregational Church of Livonia, where he served for 35 years, retiring in 2017. He has been married to Sue for 47 years and has two daughters, and two grandsons.