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The Rev. Dr. Steven Marsh


Reverend Steven Marsh

real theology Office Address
3144 Via Vista, Unit D
Laguna Woods, CA 92637
(949) 595-0392 (Office)
(949) 595-0413 (Fax)
(949) 416-6010 (Mobile)
Email: therevdrsmm@realtheology.org 

Church Address
Geneva Presbyterian Church
24301 El Toro Road
Laguna Woods, CA 92637
(949) 837-2323
Email: smarsh@genevapres.org 
Website Address: genevapres.org

Family


• Janet Marsh, Spouse
• Colin Marsh, Son and Married to Becca; Breckyn, Granddaughter; Carson, Grandson; Avery, Granddaughter
• Karis Gensch, Daughter and Married to Brian; Tevy, Granddaughter; Emsley, Granddaughter; Sadie, Granddaughter
• Robert Marsh Kurtz, Son and Engaged to Rebecca

Work History


• 2014: Geneva Presbyterian Church/Laguna Woods, CA/Pastor/Head of Staff
• 2013–2014: Westminster Presbyterian Church/Oklahoma City, OK/Interim Pastor/Head of Staff
• 2012–2013: Westminster Presbyterian Church/Oklahoma City, OK/Interim Executive Pastor/Head of Staff
• 2011–2012: First Presbyterian Church/Edmond, OK/Executive Pastor
• 2006–2010: Eastminster Presbyterian Church/Wichita, KS/Senior Pastor
• 2005–2006: Mercyhurst College/Erie, PA/Adjunct Professor of Religion
• 2002–2006: First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant/Erie, PA/Senior Pastor
• 1997–2002: Assistant Professor of Religion and Philosophy, Chair, Department of Religious and Philosophical Studies, Dean of Chapel, Director of the Lay Pastor Institute, and Vice President for Spiritual Formation at Sterling College in Sterling, KS
• 1992–1997: La Crescenta Presbyterian Church/La Crescenta, CA/Senior Pastor
• 1985–1992: Bel Air Presbyterian Church/Los Angeles, CA/Associate Pastor
•1982–1985: Community Presbyterian Church/San Juan Capistrano, CA/Associate Pastor

Honors


• 1998–1999: Sterling College, McCreery Teaching Award

Formal Education


• 2000–2002: University of St. Andrews, Scotland, M.Phil.
• 1987–1990: San Francisco Theological Seminary, D.Min.
• 1981–1982: Princeton Theological Seminary
• 1979–1981: Fuller Theological Seminary, M.Div.
• 1975–1979: California State University, Fresno, B.A.

Community Service


• 2007–2013: Board Member, Sterling College; Sterling, KS
• 2004–2006: Board Member, Cook College and Theological School; Tempe, AZ
• 1999–2006: Advisory Board Member, Stillpoint: Los Angeles, CA
• 1998–2001: Sterling Grade School Site Council; Sterling, KS
• 1994–1996: Board Member, Cook College and Theological School; Tempe, AZ
• 1973–1975: Fresno City Affirmative Action Committee; Fresno, CA

Certifications


•  July 2012: Intentional Interim Minster (Interim Ministry Network)
• May 2012: Fundamentals of Transitional Ministry (Interim Ministry Network)
• May 1998: Evangelical Training Association
• January 1997: Stephen Series Leader's Training Course
• January 1986: Certified Supervisor for Field Education Interns (Fuller Theological Seminary)
• January 1984: IPAT, Time Management and Stress Management

Dissertations


• "A Critical Analysis of Soteriological Themes in Calvin's Early Writings," 2002
• "Discernment and Praxis: Bridging the Gap Between Personal Faith and Social Engagement in Collegians," 1991

Speaking, Writing, and Counseling Topics


Some of the topics I address in my speaking, writing, and counseling are: Reformed theology, basic Christian beliefs, the significance of world views, various book studies (Amos, Job, Mark, Philippians, Revelation), the problem of evil, the grief process, suicide, addictive behaviors, depression, forgiveness, time management, stress management and faith formation.

Ecclesiastical Status: Ordained, Presbyterian Church (USA)


• Date Ordained: August 15, 1982