Pastor Steve grew up cheering for the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Minnesota Vikings! He is a native Iowan who went to Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD, where he was a History major and then on to Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN, where he studied to be a Pastor. Steve and Patti moved out to Scottsdale with their family to become the Pastor of New Covenant Lutheran Church. They sensed God calling them to begin a ministry to children and that became the beginning of New Covenant Lutheran Preschool and Kindergarten. Pastor Steve loves to read, cook, and travel. He and his wife Patti have three adult children: Meredith, Katelyn, and Peter and three grandchildren: Lila, Wynne and Sidney.
Dana received her psychology degree from Arizona State University…
Dana received her psychology degree from Arizona State University with a double minor in Business and Spanish. Prior to starting a family she spent many years working in executive leadership positions in higher education. After her four children were born between 2005 and 2008, she returned to the education arena. In 2011, she was blessed with the opportunity to become the Spanish Teacher at New Covenant, where 3 of her children were attending at the time. Dana taught Spanish to the preschoolers and kindergartners at New Covenant for 2 years.
In August of 2013 she was thrilled by the opportunity that The Lord had made, and accepted the position as School Director. When she is not at New Covenant you can usually find her on an adventure with her 4 children. They love to take road trips and find new places when they are not busy with school or church events, homework or extracurricular activities. Dana adores her position at New Covenant and thanks God everyday day for the opportunity to be touched by the lives of all the children she gets to share the love of God with each day.