Steve Saccone is the Executive Pastor at Awakening Church in the San Francisco Bay Area, strategically located to reach the heart of the Silicon Valley.

Steve spent 8 years serving on staff at Mosaic in Los Angeles (2003-2011), where he founded and led the Protégé Program (a 2-year leadership development program for church planters, social entrepreneurs and ministry leaders), served as Teaching Pastor and Campus Pastor, and was the Catalyst for the Mosaic Alliance, a network of 2500 church planters, lead pastors, and kingdom entrepreneurs.

Steve also served at Willow Creek Community Church (2000-2003) within Axis, a ministry to 20-somethings, where he championed medium-sized groups and house groups, as well as groups investigating God.

He is passionate about leadership development, spiritual transformation, the missional church and overall human development. He’s also a Gallup certified Strengths Performance Coach, and is certified facilitator of the Myers Briggs and the DISC profile.

In addition, Steve is the author of several books including a Leadership Network title, Relational Intelligence (Wiley & Sons, 2009), as well as Protégé: Developing the Next Generation of Church Leaders (IVP, 2012).

He’s married to Cheri, and father of two boys, Hudson and Holden. He’s a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan, and a consumer of all things containing peanut butter and chocolate, or fish tacos.