Steve Shussett is a spiritual director, retreat leader, and writer for a variety of publications. He teaches at Kairos: School of Spiritual Formation in the Spiritual Direction Training Program, and has taught in the the Formative Spirituality Program at Moravian Theological Seminary, Bethlehem PA.
While he is a Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), his perspective is both ecumenical and interfaith. As such, he has been a spiritual director for people of diverse theological positions, and most recently was pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Allentown PA, an inner city congregation actively engaged in ministry to the homeless. He has also been a pastor to Presbyterian churches in Buchanan, Virginia and Frostburg, Maryland.
Prior to St. Paul's, Steve served as Teaching (Executive) Presbyter and Stated Clerk of Lehigh Presbytery, and as Associate for Spiritual Formation for the national office of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A).
Steve is married, and the father of two young adult children. For fun, he likes to spend time with his family, exercise and walk, read almost anything, watch movies, and follow sports - particularly all things Pittsburgh.
Doctor of Ministry in Christian Spirituality -
Lutheran Seminary at Philadelphia and Chestnut Hill College.
"Centering Prayer as a Means Toward Contemplation for the Priesthood
of All Believers"
Masters of Divinity - Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
Masters in Public and International Affairs - University of Pittsburgh
Bachelors in Political Science and English Writing - University of Pittsburgh
Certificate in Spiritual Direction - Kairos: School of Spiritual Formation
Training in the Retreat in Everyday Life (19th Annotation) -
Kairos: School of Spiritual Formation
Commissioned Presenter in Centering Prayer - Contemplative Outreach
Mediation Training - Lombard Mennonite Peace Center
Interim Ministry Training - Presbyterian Church (USA);
Interim Ministry Network
Missional Transformation for Churches and Leaders -
Center for Parish Development