“The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” ― Frederick Buechner

Christian Churches United of the Tri-County Area, Harrisburg, Pa. 2016-Present
Position: Director of Development
Duties: Development planning and coordination; Annual campaigns; Major donor relations; Church relations; Public relations and marketing; Publications, website and social media; Grant writing; Special events; Database management; Budgeting and evaluation

Steven L. Schwartz Consulting, Harrisburg, Pa. 2016-Present
Position: Principal
Duties: Consulting for non-profits on fundraising, grant writing, marketing, staff and board development, strategic planning, finance/accounting, and service delivery/evaluation

Brethren Housing Association, Harrisburg, Pa. 2004-2015
Position: Executive Director
Duties: Vision setting and strategic planning; Program design and evaluation; Fund development (major and annual donors, businesses, foundations, churches and government funders); Budgeting and financial management; Staff supervision and training; Annual and capital campaign planning and implementation; Public relations and social media; Infrastructure development; Property maintenance/rehabilitation management

Computer Aid, Inc., Harrisburg, Pa. 2001-2004
Position: Web Developer/Programmer
Duties: Website and database planning, design, development and maintenance; User manual creation

Paxton Ministries, Harrisburg, Pa. 1996-2001
Position: Director of Development
Duties: Donor and volunteer recruitment and cultivation; Development planning and coordination; Marketing and public relations; Direct mail and publication design; Website design; Database development; Staff supervision and training; Purchasing and budget management

Paxton Ministries, Harrisburg, Pa. 1991-1996
Position: Director of Housekeeping
Duties: Coordination/oversight of all furnishing, laundry and cleaning activities; Staff supervision; Purchasing and budget management


Eastern University, St. David’s, Pa.
B.A. Organizational Management
Honors Received: Outstanding Thesis Award (Topic: Grassroots Community Development)

Harrisburg Area Community College, Harrisburg, Pa.
A.A. Business Administration
Honors Received: Faculty Scholar

Hempfield High School, Landisville, Pa.
Diploma Received


Member, Harrisburg Brethren In Christ Church
Member, Rotary Club of Harrisburg
Member, Christian Community Development Association
Foster and Adoptive Parent, Dauphin County Children and Youth
Instructor, Leadership Harrisburg Area
Former Board Member, Capital Area Coalition on Homelessness
Former Member, PA Governor’s Homeless Youth Education Task Force