Meet John Steffen
John Steffen (°1961) lives in Heverlee with his wife, Lieve Coosemans, and their children. He first came to Leuven from the United States in the early 1980s to study philosophy at the KU Leuven, where he received a Ph.D. His connection to Sint Kwinten dates to those student years; later he and his wife married in Sint Kwinten’s church, and their children were baptized there.
John is a parish assistant of the Pastoral Zone ‘Leuven aan de Dijle’. Part of his ministry includes assisting the members of Sint Kwinten’s Community Team in their pastoral duties, especially in the areas of communication, diakonia, and integration into the wider local Church. He is also pastor at ‘Sint-Vincentius’, a local residential care center. As a member of the Community of Sant’Egidio (an international Catholic lay association), he volunteers at another residential care center, ‘Edouard Remy’.