About Steve and Carol Rugg
Welcome to our homepage! We are privileged to minister with The Navigators as we seek to know Christ and to make Him known both in the U.S. and throughout the world.
I (Steve) am the Director of the Field Support Center with The Navigators. In this role I lead a team of staff that support field ministry in the areas of personnel, finance, events, marketing, communications, and general staff assistance. We also identify systems and processes that could more effective in this endeavor, and facilitate the necessary improvements. This support allows over 3100 field staff to be more fruitful in advancing the gospel of Jesus and His Kingdom.
I (Carol) am part of the Staff Development and Care team for The Navigators, which gives leadership to training, ongoing professional development, counseling and leader development for our Navigator staff. In addition to this, I help our returning overseas staff get placed into the optimal US ministry assignment for their situation.
I also lead the Sexual Health and Wholeness Initiative for the US Navigators. This effort provides training and resources for our staff across the country, who increasingly need to know how to address issues of sexuality as they minister to college students, military personnel, church members, those in poverty, and people in the marketplace. It can be an intimidating area to work and minister in, but it is desperately needed as our culture grows more dysfunctional in this arena.
We have lived in Colorado Springs since 1999. Our daughter Becca attends Colorado State University in Ft. Collins. In our free time we like to watch sports, play games, hike, and travel.