Happy Second Anniversary to The Rev. Steve Domienik
who began his ministry here in July 2015
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The Rev. Steve 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).
Prior to arriving at St. John's in Westland, Fr. Steve served as the Priest-in-Charge of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Madison, Connecticut. He was also the Curate at the Church of the Good Shepherd (Athens, OH) and co-chaplain with the Christ Lutheran Church (ELCA) campus ministry program at Ohio University. He served as deacon for St. John’s Church in Jamaica Plain (MA) and as the assistant chaplain to the Episcopal/Lutheran campus ministry program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Before going to seminary Steve 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. Steve maintains his licensure as a Professional Clinical Counselor, which includes a supervisory endorsement.
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. Steve is a widower, his wife died in 2005, his daughter Lynnea is a graduate from Smith College (MA) and she currently resides in Chicago, Illinois. Steve enjoys kayaking, sailing, swimming, hiking, singing and cooking.