Director of the Kaleo Center for Faith, Justice and Social Transformation
Steven Newcom, a 1980 United alum, is an ordained minister in the Community of Christ church and the founding director of the Center for Public Ministry, whose mission is to advance the church’s effectiveness as a sustained and powerful force for social justice. Newcom was awarded an Archibald Bush Foundation Leadership Fellowship in 2007-2009 to research the intersection of theological education and social justice ministry. Prior to founding the Center, Steve served for 18 years as executive director of the Headwaters Foundation for Justice. Prior to that, he worked for the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches. Since 1995, he has been an adjunct professor in the Philanthropy and Development Graduate School of St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, teaching organization leadership and management.