Steven (Steve) Shaffer

Steve is a Mission Alive Mission Specialist.  In his role he coaches church leaders as they participate in Mission Training to renew their church, co-directs the coach training and mentors Coaches-In-Training, and leads Equipping Huddles.

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Spouse: Becky Shaffer


Favorite Things to Do on a Saturday Afternoon:

  • Work around the house
  • Take a hike
  • Develop / Maintain Software
  • Watch a movie

Favorite Authors:

  • NT Wright
  • Ben Witherington III
  • Walter Brueggemann
  • Dallas Willard

Favorite Bible Verse: Col 1:28

"We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ.  To this end I labor, struggling with all his energy, which so powerfully works in me."

When asked how his role with Mission Alive emanates from or fulfills his calling, Steve says, “My calling is to work with church leaders as they lead people being transformed into the image of Christ. Working with Mission Alive allows me to be involved with church leaders pursuing God's mission all across the nation."

Ministry and Work Experience


Principle Minister, Carbondale Church of Christ, Carbondale, IL

Coach Trainer, Lifeforming Leadership Coaching, Virginia Beach, VA

Coach Trainer & Mentor, Catalyze Coach Training, Dallas, TX

Leadership Coach, Mission Alive and

Manager & Senior Researcher, Eastman Kodak Co, Rochester, NY


DMin, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX

MDiv, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX

MS Marriage and Family Therapy, Amridge University, Birmingham, AL

MS Optics, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

BS Physics, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX


Certified Coach, CoachNet Global

Certified Coach, Lifeforming Leadership Coaching

Prepare/Enrich Counselor

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Mission Alive is in partnership with churches and church plantings across North America.

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