Joel Stepanek is chief mission officer for the National Eucharist Congress. He has more than fifteen years of experience in ministry and previously served as vice president of parish services at Life Teen International. Stepanek speaks internationally to groups of all sizes, ages, and vocations, and is the author or coauthor of a number of books, including Beginning Well, Chasing Humility, True North, The Greatest Job on Earth, and The 99.
Stepanek earned a master’s degree in religious education with an emphasis in youth and young adult ministry from Fordham University and a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Colorado State University. He has served as an adjunct faculty member at Franciscan University of Steubenville.
He and his wife, Colleen, live in Gilbert, Arizona, with their children.