Rev. Steve Court is the Director of Connectional Ministries for the East Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church.
He is the conference staff person that relates to many conference boards, committees, commissions and task groups, including Council on Ministries, Board of Laity, and the Annual Conference Program and Worship committees.
Court, a Galion, OH native, was deeply influenced by and came to faith at Saint Paul United Methodist Church. He received his call to ordained ministry as an adult while serving as a volunteer youth leader at New Dover UMC in New Jersey.
Court began his ministry at the Allerton and Norton UMCs near Clinton, NJ while in seminary. He later served St. John’s UMC in Hope, NJ before transferring to the East Ohio Conference in 1995.
He served Senecaville and Mt. Ephraim UMCs for 3 years and then Strasburg UMC for nine before being appointed to the cabinet in 2008. He was superintendent of the Southern Hills District until being appointed to his current position in 2014.
Court finds meaning and spiritual growth in Bible study, conversation, youth fellowship, and hands on service including disaster response and mission teams.
A graduate of The Ohio State University and of Drew University, Court began his professional life as a systems analyst with Exxon Chemical Technology in New Jersey and Texas.
He and his wife, Elsa, are parents of two daughters and a son.
Rev. Steve Court
Director, Connectional Ministries
The East Ohio Conference Office:
located in North Canton, OH.
near the Akron-Canton airport.
8800 Cleveland Ave. NW ·
North Canton, OH 44720
Toll Free: 800-831-3972
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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