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Steve Makofka has been working with families and adolescents for over 30 years. He is a Certified Family Life Educator with the National Council on Family Relations and a member of the Family Life Coaching Association (FLCA).  In 2019 Steve founded Family Dynamics LLC to help provide resources for groups that help build families. Steve has a BS in Education and a Master of Divinity degree.

Before becoming a Family Life coach, Steve was a pastor of youth and family ministries. His years of pastoral experience have given him knowledge and experience in dealing with a variety of family issues. He has also worked the last seven years teaching as a psychoeducation group leader on a mental health inpatient unit, teaching life skills to adolescents and adults.

He has been married to his wife, Lorrie, for 35 years. Together they have raised four children and are now enjoying their four (so far) grandchildren. Steve's parents, who have been married for 60 years and live around the corner from him. This extended family network has given him an expertise in understanding multi-generational relationships.


Steve is an active part of the Dayton music scene, having performed extensively as a singer, and as a guitar and keyboard player. He is also a 4th generation accordion player. He recently released an album of original children's music entitled, "Bring the Kids."

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