Dr. Steve Grcevich, Child Psychiatrist and Founder of Key Ministry

Stephen Grcevich, MD is an accomplished physician who for many years has balanced an active clinical practice in child and adolescent psychiatry with teaching, research and a personal call to help churches minister with families of children and teens who have experienced “hidden disabilities” – significant emotional, behavioral, developmental or neurologic conditions lacking outwardly apparent physical symptoms.steveg

Dr. Grcevich served as the founding Board President of Key Ministry in 2002, and currently serves the ministry as Director of Strategic Initiatives. Key Ministry’s mission is to provide knowledge, innovation and support to the local church as it seeks to minister with families of children with mental illness, trauma or developmental disabilities.

In his capacity with Key Ministry, Dr. Grcevich chairs the Program Committee for Inclusion Fusion, a worldwide disability ministry web summit most recently held in November 2014, featuring Joni Eareckson Tada as keynote presenter. He is the principal author of Church4EveryChild, ranked #4 among the Top 100 children’s ministry blogs in 2015 by He was recognized by Sharecare as one of the top ten online influencers (#7) in children’s mental health in 2013. He is frequently invited to speak at national/international ministry conferences on topics pertaining to children, mental health and spiritual development, including…

  • McLean Bible Church Accessibility Summit, McLean, VA (2006, 2008, 2010, 2013)
  • Children’s Ministry Web Summit (2011, 2012)
  • Bioethics Conference and Through The Roof Summit, Cedarville University, Cedarville OH (2011)
  • Inclusion Fusion Web Summit (2011, 2014)
  • Global Access Summit, Westwood Village, CA (2015)
  • Spring Counseling Summit, Cincinnati Christian University (2015)

Dr. Grcevich is a 1986 graduate of the combined BS/MD program at Northeast Ohio Medical University, trained at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Case Western Reserve University and has extensive research experience evaluating medications prescribed to children and teens for ADHD, anxiety and depression. He has been a presenter at over 35 national and international medical conferences and is a past recipient of the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). He maintains current faculty appointments at two medical schools (Case Western and Northeast Ohio Medical University) and has served in numerous volunteer capacities for his national specialty society. He continues to care for children and families through a multidisciplinary group practice (Family Center by the Falls) providing mental health services to children, teens and families in Chagrin Falls, OH.