Fr Steve was born in 1960 in Pretoria. He is married to Sabine (geologist) and they are blessed with three great children:- Sandra, Nadine and Mark. He is both a scientist (geneticist), a non-stipendiary priest and an Extra-ordinary Professor at the University of Pretoria.
Fr Steve worked at the CSIR as a scientist for 19 years and then started his own business in the science of tree breeding in 2010.
He has been at Corpus Christi, Garsfontein, since the 1980’s, involved in many aspects of parish life, serving for a number of years as a deacon, before entering the priesthood. He is an assistant priest at this parish, but did act as priest-in-charge for the parish of St Stephen’s, Lyttelton, for 3 of the most recent years, before returning to the parish of Corpus Christi.