Father Steve Lawler
Rector & Co-founder of The Vine Director of Communications

An unlikely priest (ask his high school friends) the Rev. Steve Lawler is Rector of St Stephen’s & co-founder of The Vine. He first started working with the parish in 2001. He is grateful for the many ways people faithfully engage in hospitality in the community. He likes to make soup. He trained at the Improv Shop in the Central West End. He is grateful to be a Jesus Follower in Ferguson.

He is also the founding Director of The Walker Leadership Institute at Eden Theological Seminary. Prior to this he was faculty and coordinator in University College at Washington University in St Louis. An organizational psychologist who works with clients on culture and organizational sustainability, he is grateful for the many ways that he is able to work with others for the common good.

He and his partner, Lynda Morrison enjoy walking, travel and time with their 3 children.