Meet The Team
Reverend Steven Steinberger-Domienik
The Rev. Steven Steinberger-Domienik brings many skills to his ministry including fifteen years of mental health counseling experience with community organizations. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Detroit (MI) in Communications, a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Cincinnati (OH), a Certificate in Mission and Ecumenism from the Boston Theological Institute (MA) and a Masters of Divinity from the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge (MA).
Before coming to Grace, Pastor Steven served as the Priest-In-Charge at two Episcopal Churches in the diocese of Michigan: St. John’s in Westland and Nativity in Bloomfield Township. Prior to this he was the Priest-In-Charge at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Madison, Connecticut.
Before going to seminary he lived in Cincinnati, Ohio for 20 years. During that time he worked as a mental health therapist, rector search consultant in the Episcopal diocese of Southern Ohio, as coordinator of a young adult Catholic volunteer program, a residential director of a homeless shelter and as a mental health case manager. Steven maintains his licensure as a Professional Counselor in the state of Michigan and is a National Board Certified Counselor.
A native of Detroit, Michigan he grew up in the Roman Catholic Church and joined the Franciscans while in college; this religious order moved him to Cincinnati. After three years he put this vocation aside to be married. He and his wife found a faith home in the Episcopal Church and were active members in their parish. His first wife died in 2005 and Steven married Brenda in 2018.
His daughter Lynnea is a graduate from Smith College (MA) and she currently resides in Chicago, Illinois. Steven enjoys kayaking, sailing, swimming, hiking, singing and cooking.
Amy Saari, Minister of Music
Amy Saari has been at Grace for over 5 years, singing, conducting, arranging, and composing music for services and other events connected to our music ministry. She has a Masters Degree in both Choral Conducting and Composition from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. As a choral artist, she has had the privilege of singing under the baton of Suzanne M. Acton and André Thomas, and has also participated in a conducting masterclass under Jerry Blackstone of the University of Michigan. She teaches voice and beginning piano at Brush Park Conservatory in Detroit.