Steve Baney – Executive Director

Steve Baney, Assistant DirectorSteve Baney was hired in the winter of 2016 as Global Connections’ Assistant Director, later promoted to Executive Director. Steve graduated from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in 2002 with a Pastoral Ministry degree with a concentration in Computer Science, and from Ashland Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity Degree in 2007. While in graduate school, Steve studied abroad in India and was also inducted as a member of Eta Beta Rho Hebrew culture and language National Honor’s Society. He is currently working toward completion of a Ph. D. in Missiology from Concordia Theological Seminary.

Steve’s interests include watching sci-fi movies, playing guitar, and reading. Steve and his wife, Adrian, were married just one week after college graduation. Together they have two young children (Simon and Sophie), a dog (Lucy), and a colorful aquarium. Feel free to contact Steve at 419-601-0457 or

Sarah Burchfield – Public Relations Coordinator
sarah-burchfieldSarah was hired part-time in Summer 2016. Sarah graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Writing. Fresh out of graduation, Sarah went on staff with H2O Church to work with college students and soon became H2O’s partner liaison with Global Connections. She found that studies in Spanish, Chinese, and Korean Dramas have been the best bridge builders. Four years later, she has loved connecting with international students and has been so thankful to be a part of GC. One of her favorite things to do is host parties, game nights, and movie nights with students. She loves hearing people’s stories and making them feel at home, namely quality time and fun. She loves her two ornery cats Steve Rogers and Orion – and usually has pictures on hand. She enjoys cooking, reading, watching movies, Korean dramas, and creative spurts. You may contact Sarah at 614-769-5907 or