Steve grew up attending St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Dedham, MA where he sang in the choir, led the Youth Group, and was a member of the Mission Committee and Vestry. Steve was very active in The Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts where he served on the Environment Committee and was a Delegate to the National Convention of the Episcopal Church. In the 1990’s Steve joined the Diocesan (Massachusetts) Committee on Faith and the Environment. He was invited to represent Province One (New England) on the National Episcopal Environmental Network. In 1999 he cofounded Episcopal Power and Light which soon became Interfaith Power and Light. After his marriage to Anita Schell in 2013, he transferred his membership to Emmanuel Church in Newport and continued his environmental work at both the local and state levels in Rhode Island.