Stephen demik, cypress chapel

A native of the Washington DC area, I met my wife Natalie while studying at Valparaiso University in northwest Indiana. After finishing up studies at Concordia Seminary in St Louis, my first call was to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Covington, Louisiana. In August 2009, I was installed as the Associate Pastor of St. John Lutheran Church, and in 2016, helped to develop and launch CYPRESS CHAPEL, a satellite ministry of St. John. In 2017 I was commissioned as a Reserve Chaplain (LT) in the U.S. Navy, serving as the chaplain of our local Naval Operations Support Center (NOSC-Houston) at Ellington Field.

I am inspired by my wife Natalie and four children, Benjamin, Phoebe, Zoe, and Joseph. I enjoy developing mission/service opportunities, while helping to empower and encourage others in their ability to walk in and share their faith.


In my free time I can be found with my family, running, exercising on a basketball court/softball field, or waiting patiently in a deer stand. My favorite Bible passage is Romans 8:38-39.