Rev. Steve Court is the director of Connectional Ministries for the East Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church.
He is the Conference staff person who coordinates missions and ministries to equip and support over 700 local churches, mission sites and agencies in whatever it takes to fulfill the mission and vision of the Church. He relates directly to all Lay ministries, the Commission on the Status and Role of Women, United Methodist Men, United Methodist Women and the Annual Conference Program Committee, and is supported in this work by the Council On Ministries staff.
Court, a Galion, Ohio native, was deeply influenced by and came to faith at Saint Paul United Methodist Church. A graduate of The Ohio State University, he worked as a systems analyst and project manager for Exxon Chemical Americas prior to answering the call to ordained ministry while serving as a volunteer youth leader at New Dover UMC in New Jersey.
Court has served 21 years as a pastor, six years as a Conference superintendent, and five years as the director of Connectional Ministries. He began pastoral ministry at the Allerton and Norton UMCs near Clinton, NJ while earning his Masters of Divinity at Drew University. He then served St. John’s UMC in Hope, NJ, Senecaville and Mt. Ephraim UMCs in East Ohio, and Strasburg UMC in East Ohio before being appointed to the Cabinet.
Court finds meaning and spiritual growth in Bible study, conversation, youth fellowship, and hands-on service, including disaster response and mission teams.
He and his wife, Elsa, are parents of two daughters and a son, and are blessed by three grandchildren.
Rev. Steve Court
Director, Connectional Ministries
The East Ohio Conference Office:
located in North Canton, OH,
near Akron-Canton Airport.
8800 Cleveland Ave. NW
North Canton, OH 44720
Local: (330) 499-3972
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Fax: (330) 499-3279
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