Steve Shussett is a native of Pittsburgh PA, and earned Bachelors and Masters degrees at the University of Pittsburgh. He then received his Masters of Divinity from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary before attending Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia and Chestnut Hill College. While there, he earned his Doctor of Ministry degree in Christian Spirituality, with a focus on contemplative spirituality.
In his ministry he has served four congregations in two denominations, three church regional bodies, and in the national offices of the Presbyterian Church (USA) in the Office of Spiritual Formation. He is also a spiritual director, retreat leader, and writer, and has been on the faculty of two spiritual direction programs.
Steve and his wife have two adult children and a cat.