Steve Cheyney (Event Speaker) was born in the mountains of Virginia but grew up on the coast of North Carolina. He studied criminal justice at Western Carolina, and went to grad school at Duke University. He’s worked at Lake Junaluska, been a youth pastor, a lead pastor and now he directs Cooperative Christian Ministry, the collegiate ministry for the Episcopal, Lutheran, Presbyterian, and United Methodist churches for the Charlotte metro. Steve’s a sports fan, a coffee drinker, thumb wrestling runner-up, cheater at fat camp, loves to boat, and is a fan of helvetica. He’s married to Bridgett and together they have two sons and a daughter, a big back yard with lots of mosquitos and a broken lawnmower.