Steven is from Gaithersburg, Maryland. He attended The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. where he studied political science. He will be living in community in San Diego, California and serving as a Campus Ministry Assistant at St. Augustine High School. He enjoys playing pick-up basketball and has a very nice jump shot.
I, Steven Funk, commit myself to be an Augustinian Volunteer, to strive to imitate Jesus’ example through serving others, and to do unto those I serve as I would have them do unto me.
Share one of your favorite quotes.
“Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.” -Michael Jordan
How did you develop a passion for service?
My passion for service began to develop as a child when I heard Jesus’ teaching to serve others as He served others. This passion burgeoned when I was an undergraduate student at The Catholic University of America, where I became very active serving others in the D.C. community by participating in service trips with Campus Ministry and volunteering with AmeriCorps.
Name one of your favorite musical artists.
What’s a favorite book of yours or a recent book you’ve read?
“Radiance of Tomorrow” by Ishmael Beah
Share an issue you’re passionate about and explain why.
I am passionate about vocational job training for people with disabilities. I think it is very important that the most vulnerable have the opportunity to discover and develop their talents, and to share them with the world.
Best moment as an AV to date?
Seeing the sea lions at La Jolla Cove with my community members.
What do you like most about living in your new city so far?
One word that describes your community-living experience is…