Fr. Stephen West comes from a longstanding southern family from Atlanta, Georgia. From age 13, Fr. Stephen lived in Allison Park, PA. In 1972, he graduated from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania with degrees in Fine Art and Art History. In his last year of college, Fr. Stephen converted to Catholicism. After graduation, he entered St. Mary’s seminary, and was ordained a priest in 1979. Since then, Fr. Stephen has been a parochial vicar and pastor in the Diocese of Greensburg, he has worked as a chaplain and professor at Seton Hill University, and he has ministered to the terminally ill at Westmoreland Hospital. He is currently the pastor of St. Joseph and St. Martin churches in the Diocese of Greensburg, PA.