“Fearless Aging is embracing the adventure that is life, knowing it is just a season.”
Geoff Steele has been a member of the Foundation Board for the past five years and is the Executive Director of the Historic Gillioz Theatre and builds special events for Drury University. He believes we can learn a lot from those who have gone before, and finds great satisfaction from serving on the Board and improving the quality of life for seniors.
Geoff shares an adventure in life with his lovely wife, Joy Bilyeu-Steele, with whom he has three children. Their home has been taken over by eight grandchildren and three dogs with the empty nest syndrome in full effect! When Geoff is not spending time with his family, you will find him working on his first novel.
Who was a senior who influenced you?
It’s going to sound crazy, but when I was around third grade, our church had a program where members would go on Monday nights to see those who had visited the church the previous Sunday. The idea was to thank them for coming, answer any questions they may have, etc. I would go, and frequently was partnered with an older gentleman named Russell Lynch. He was retired at that point, but was always incredibly kind, sincere and funny with the little kid that was riding along, and probably not any real help. I will never forget Mr. Lynch; he made me feel that “little is much” when you are trying for the right reasons.