Deacon Steve Thomashefski has served in the Catholic Church for the nearly fifty years through the Cursillo, Marriage Encounter, Charismatic Renewal, and Discovering Christ movements. He has directed parish missions and youth retreats, and spoken at Catholic evangelistic rallies and various conferences.

Deacon Steve also has done mission work in Russia, Eastern Europe, and Africa since 1991. Formerly a successful carpet retailer, Steve sold his business in 1998 in order to devote more of his time to evangelization and mission within the Church. He is Renewal Ministries’ country coordinator in Hungary, where he has led evangelistic rallies and has trained and supported lay communities in cooperation with the local bishops. He and his wife Lucia currently spend two to four months every summer teaching, counseling, and praying with youth at Catholic camps and festivals.

Deacon Steve and Lucia are the parents of six grown children. Lucia is a member of the music ministry at Christ the King Catholic Church in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Deacon Steve serves as a permanent deacon in the Diocese of Lansing.

Programs/Topics Include:

  • Marriage and Family

  • Evangelism Training

  • Healing Ministry

  • Prayer Ministry

  • Youth Outreach

  • Discipleship and Prayer