Steve Kirsch, formerly the CFO for a mid-size global manufacturing company, is good at data analysis. But he didn’t need to crunch numbers to recognize that individuals with disabilities are not being cared for in the vast majority of evangelical churches. “There is so much loneliness and separation experienced by families with disabilities,” explains Steve, now the director of seeJesus’ Bethesda ministry. “They need the church to embrace them.”
Steve, who once led financial training seminars around the world, now leads in a very different setting: by teaching churches and individuals across the US how to minister to adults with various disabilities, using seeJesus’ Bethesda materials. Steve—who also serves as a volunteer for Joni and Friends and leads a small Bethesda group at his local church—encourages and empowers people to overcome their fears and proactively reach out to people who are affected by disabilities.
Steve, who earned the nickname “Crash Kirsch” after crashing a car, a bicycle, and a motorcycle in one day, has been married to Claudia for 32 years. They have four adult children and live in Bucks County, PA, where they are eagerly awaiting grandchildren.