Music has always been an important part of John’s life. He taught music in the public schools for 31 years with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music Education. Originally from Ohio, his last nine years of teaching were at Lely High School in Collier County. John has been leading the Musicip at Marco Church since 2013.
John began attending Marco Presbyterian Church in July of 2004 and began to participate in various musical activities in 2005. He sees music as a magnificent tool to continue to build the foundation for people to follow Jesus Christ, strengthening believer’s faith and to bring others to accept Christ as Savior.
John and his wife Sandy were married in 1983. Sandy is an elementary music teacher in Collier County, sings with the praise team and directs the choir here at Marco Presbyterian Church. They enjoy playing tennis, walking, and all types of music. The Steins and have one son, Richard, a student at the University of Central Florida.
Digging a little deeper...
1. What brought you to Marco Church?
In 2003 we moved to Marco and found an ad in the Yellow Pages that said, "Come get to know Jesus and grow in Him" (same as our church in Ohio).
2.Your favorite snack?
To be just like Johnny Bench.
4. What is one thing people don't know about you?
I enjoy playing tennis.
5. Greatest indulgence?
6. If you could vacation anywhere, where would it be?
I enjoy Hilton Head but I think I might like to try Hawaii someday.
7. Who is your hero and why?
Of course it's a musician--Wynton Marsalis. I have never heard a musician with so many incredible "musical personalities." He can play anything and everything on the trumpet and he has a vast knowledge of all musical styles.
8. What is your greatest fear?
Running out of Peanut M&Ms