Steve Thompson is originally from Houston, Texas, and is a graduate of Rice University, where he played football for the Rice Owls. Steve began his Young Life camping career soon after college, serving as an intern at Frontier Ranch in Buena Vista, Colorado. He continued his career at Frontier Ranch as the guest services coordinator, then camp manager, before being promoted to divisional Camping coordinator for the Colorado and Southern Division.
In 2010, Steve moved to Colorado Springs to serve as the vice president of Camping for Young Life, and in 2013 he started in his current role as chief operating officer. Steve lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with his wife, Christy, and their four children. Steve is an engaging and visionary leader who inspires others to strive for excellence in their faith and service.