Steve Giere is a Chicago-area native, born and raised in Naperville, IL. He and his wife, Connie, first met and began dating in high school. His faith journey began in connection with the faithful influence of Connie’s family, and culminated when he surrendered his life to Christ shortly before they married. They served together for many years in the Evangelical Free Church of Naperville, now called the Compass Church. After moving to Chicago in 2007, Steve and Connie began attending The Moody Church, becoming members in 2008. They continue ministering together in leading the Next Chapter TMC Community, which began in 2010. Steve served as a Deacon for two years and continues as a member of the Global Outreach and Christian Education Committees. He was elected a member of the Elder Oversight Council in October 2015. Steve is a Registered Investment Advisor with a Christ-centered investment firm in the Loop. His ministry work outside The Moody Church involves Bible Study Fellowship (BSF), The European Leadership Forum, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), and ministries in the inner city of Chicago. He and Connie have two grown children and ten grandchildren.