United States Army – Special Forces; Sgt. E-5 (Vietnam two terms) – 1969-1975
Credit Card – (CitiCorp, General Electric and Electronic Data Systems) – 1973-1998
White House –Presidential Advisor to five administrations in National & Cyber Security – 1998-2013
USAF Academy – Center for Character & Leadership Development – 2013-Current
The Navigators, Colorado Springs, CO – 1973-Current
• Overland Park, KS: Community Ministry
• Washington DC: Metro, Church Discipleship & 20’s
• Clearwater, Florida: Metro, Church Discipleship & Collegiate
• Washington, DC: Metro & Faith@Work
• Colorado Springs, CO: International Operations
• Colorado Springs, CO: US NavWorkplace & The Workplace Network
Wycliffe Bible Translators; Orlando, Fl – 2017-Current
Huntington, WV is my birth place, but Fairfield, Ohio is where God started teaching me what a relationship with Him is all about, how much He loves me, and the lengths He will go to demonstrate that to me. And so the journey began. But it was while attending New Tribes Bible Institute (NTBI) I obtained more head knowledge of who God is. But more importantly, I believed in my heart and confessed with my mouth that Jesus is my Lord and became a Christian. On September, 27, 1967 I realized I had attended church all my life, grew up in a Christian home, was baptized at the age of 12, but had never placed my faith in Jesus as my personal Savior. And so I did. Romans 4:4&5.
Next phase of my journey with Jesus was while serving in Vietnam I had two incidents that brought me to a more fuller understanding of who God is and how much He loves me. My company was under attack and had been overtaken. I called a “Broken Arrow” (a bomb strike on our own location). I remember hearing individuals praying to God that if He would keep them alive they would do this or that. Looking up into the black night sky, I said something to God; “If you want to kill me, I know you can. I also know that you have authority to keep me alive. But, I’m not going to make you any promises I know tomorrow, I not going to keep. Either way, it’s your choice.”. The next day, out of 97 men; I was the only one left alive. On another occasion while being air lifted, my entire company of 62 men were killed in a helicopter explosion, leaving me the only one alive. Hebrews 13:5-6.
Upon returning to the US, I was involved in a very bad auto accident. Out of six people, I was the only one injured with a minor scratch. Leaving the emergency room, I met Jesus. He said to me; “I have kept my promises, don’t you think it’s about time you started keeping yours. And it was at that time in 1973, that I joined the Navigators (II Corinthians 12: 7-10).
STEVE & CHYTHIA – In 2017, Cynthia and Steve were requested by Wycliffe Bible Translators (WBT) located in Orlando, FL, to assist them with some innovation capabilities. After sever months of prayer, the Navigators have agreed to loan us to WBT to help with strategic initiatives. WBT believes that by 2025, they can have all languages of the world translated into the Bible. Steve will be working in the office of the President guiding them with direction for the future.
Administrative assistant in accounting, banking and financial planning firms – 1984-2013
Office manager Community Health Partnership – 2013-2016
Sunday school teacher, choir member, handbell choir member – 1982-2016
Navigators – Metro, Faith@Work, US NavWorkplace & The Workplace Network 2007-2017
Wycliffe – People Engagement Recruitment Events Admin – 2017-current
I was raised on a farm and ranch in West Texas. My parents were Christians and we attended the First Baptist Church. I was saved at a revival when I was 10 years old. As a young adult I did not live a Christ-centered life. In October, 1997 I went to a weekend renewal called “A walk to Emmaus”. That weekend reinforced just how very much God loved me and how badly I needed a closer, personal relationship with Jesus. Since then I have tried to live a more Christ-centered life. I struggle sometimes with the demons who want to burden me down, by picking up the baggage from my past and come between me and Jesus. Every day I have to ask God to help me leave my baggage at the foot of the Cross and keep my eyes focused on Him. Unfortunately, I have taken my eyes off Jesus and gotten off the narrow path a few times. Thankfully, no matter how far off course I veer, the Holy Spirit is still present. He reminds me of the right path and provides the power to get back on it and persevere. God has blessed me with an incredible Christian husband who loves and encourages me and is helping me seek greater knowledge of Christ and grow in my relationship with Him. God had also provided caring Christian friends to encourage me in my faith. I can’t change the past but with God’s help and divine strength I can seek to do His Will for the future.” Isaiah 43:18,19a “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing!”