Joel Stepanek is a Catholic author and speaker who serves as director of resource development at Life Teen.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in religious studies from the University of Wisconsin in 2007. In 2015, he earned a master’s degree in religion and religious education with an emphasis in youth and young adult ministry from Fordham University. He previously served as director of youth ministry at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, and is an adjunct faculty member at Franciscan University of Steubenville. Stepanek is the author or coauthor of several books, including Getting More Out of Confession, True North, and Greatest Job on Earth.