Steve Stiles, D.Min.

Adjunct Instructor

steve-stilesDr. Steve Stiles has been teaching addiction studies for over 20 years. He is a graduate of the American Baptist Seminary of the West and is certified through the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors. At Western Seminary’s San Jose campus Dr. Stiles heads up the Addictions Studies Certificate Program, which covers the whole spectrum of addictions. Dr. Stiles also pastors New Life Center church in Santa Cruz and is the Clinical Director of New Life Community Services, an emergency shelter and drug and alcohol treatment center (social model, not medical model) which provides residential and outpatient services. In addition, New Life Community Services launched an adjunct community based counseling center, Stratton Counseling Services (, to also serve the general counseling needs of the Santa Cruz and surrounding areas. He is also the author of four books, which are available on Amazon: Thorns in the Heart, Recovery for Co-Dependency and his two most recent, Gotchyaa and Journey on the Hard Side of Miracles: The True Story of Big Bad Green.