Stephen’s work in the arts began as a teenage member of the repertory company at the Provincetown Playhouse on MacDougal Street. After a year at South Coast Repertory in California, Stephen returned to New York to serve as the Parish Administrator of St. Mark’s Church In-the-Bowery, where he managed the nascent Arts Projects (comprising Theatre Genesis, The Poetry Project, The Film Project and later Danspace). He also organized and directed the Preservation Youth Project, a pioneering work and training program for young residents of the City’s neighborhoods focused on the preservation and, ultimately, the post-fire restoration of both the church and rectory. Stephen is the retired Executive Vice President of The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine where he had responsibility for the Cathedral’s array of cultural, educational, social outreach, and preservation programs. Stephen is a trustee of Movement Research, The Chocolate Factory Theater, the St. Mark’s Historic Landmark Fund, and the New York Preservation Archive Project.