Stephen joined the Council of Management in 2007 when he became Chair of the Wales Synod of the Methodist Church.

He has been a Methodist minister for 26 years and served as Superintendent in various circuits across Wales, including Cardiff, Swansea & Gower and Ceredigion. 

He is married to Jenny, who is an Anglican priest and Rector of Radyr, and they have two grown up children Crash and Andrew.