Steve Knecht has been a Stepping Stones Project Board Member since 2008. Steve’s interest in rites of passage for youth evolved from his personal experience in 1999, co-creating a “coming of age” process for his daughter, Katherine. Steve believes strongly in the Stepping Stones mission to provide a mentored process in a group setting where youth can safely explore who they are and how they want to envision their life path. Steve is a strong advocate for the importance of people re-connecting through intentional groups and community. Steve has been married to his wife, Mary, for 31 years, and both have further explored relationship by participating in a couples group for the past 20 years.
Steve also has a keen interest in men’s issues and has participated in a men’s group since 1988. Both groups have demonstrated how powerful and effective group process can be for personal exploration and development. Steve re-energizes with trips to the Sierras and beautiful beaches of Pt. Reyes, while staying connected to his “inner-child” through his joy of flying as a private pilot. Steve holds an M.A. in Organizational Development from the University of Illinois and is an election consultant to counties in California.