The Rev. Steve Swope is our Director of Adult Education & Special Programs. He moved back to southern California after five years in Missouri as the pastor of Columbia UCC. Before that he served six California churches as interim minister during a ten-year period – including IUCC from 2004-2006.
Steve has degrees from Heidelberg College and Harvard Divinity School and was ordained as a UCC minister in 1983. In Missouri he helped start and was the first president for Columbia Interfaith Resource Center, a homeless-services agency. He is also an on-air radio personality for KSBR-FM.