Brian Steward grew up in DeWitt, Iowa, and graduated from Concordia University in River Forest, IL. He has served as DCE at Zion Lutheran in Naperville, IL, and currently serves as Director of Youth Ministries at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Peoria, IL. Brian has served as Team Chaplain for the Peoria Pirates Arena League football team for two seasons and he has been on the 2010 and 2013 LCMS National Youth Gathering Mass Event Teams. Brian has a heart for the lost and a strong passion for youth ministry, which started after he attended his first Youth Gathering in San Antonio, Texas, in 1995. Brian loves his Lord, his wife Nicole, his son Nile, his puppy Lily, his family and friends, and he cheers hard for the Iowa Hawkeyes, Chicago Bears, Bulls, Cubs, and White Sox!