Fr. Steven Bauer
Rev. Steven Bauer is a native of the Chicago area and has been a priest of the Archdiocese since 2004. He is currently the Pastor of St. Alphonsus Parish on Chicago’s north side. Previous assignments have included parochial ministry, Newman Center chaplaincy, and serving on the formation faculty of a college seminary. In those roles, he served as the spiritual director for students on summer mission trips.
It was a trip in 2011 that led him to the Russian Far East. Father was touched deeply by the harsh struggles he witnessed there. Moved also bythe simple ways that he could bring hope and joy, especially when conducting a children’s Bible camp in the impoverished village of Lesozavodsk, Fr. Bauer was inspired to return in 2013. His talks blend Scripture, personal stories, truths of our faith, and humor to provide acontext that helps people understand the challenges of faith and life there.