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Steve Bialy, Lead Pastor.

Steve and Amanda Bialy met at college in Chicago and were married in 1996.  Since that time, Steve has been involved with several different ministries in Chicago, North Carolina, and the New York Metro area.  In the fall of 2008, Steve and Amanda left their lives and jobs in northern New Jersey and moved to Fond du Lac with the conviction that God was leading them to start a new church in the city.

Both Steve and Amanda love the outdoors; taking a hike is their favorite thing to do.  Steve’s hobbies also include backpacking & wilderness camping, hunting & fishing, and woodworking.  He loves a good action flick.  Steve will always be a NY Giants fan but has also caught Packer fever.

In addition to being the full-time pastor of Thrive, Steve works part-time at UPS in Oshkosh, and is a volunteer chaplain with the Fond du Lac Police Department.

He is a 1996 graduate of Moody Bible Institute (Bachelor of Arts, Pastoral Studies) and a 2008 graduate of Liberty Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity, Biblical Studies).  Steve has been an ordained minister since 1997.