Steve Surine

Community Life Director

Steve joined the Connections team in October of 2017 and serves as our Community Life Director. He has a passion for people and longs to see them in thriving relationships that point them toward Jesus. Steve leads our Connection Groups, First Impressions, and Traffic Team ministries.


Steve grew up in Vicksburg and studied journalism at Western Michigan University.  He shifted gears just before graduating when he felt God was calling him to be a pastor. After a short time serving in his home church, he moved north to attend Grand Rapids Theological Seminary and prepare for a career in ministry. Along the way, Steve married an amazing woman named Jen and together they have a son, Jack.


In his free time Steve loves running, biking, drinking coffee, binge-watching Netflix, acquiring random bits of trivia, getting his hopes up over Detroit sports, and most of all - spending time with his family. 


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