The son of an Episcopal priest, Bill grew up in the Midwest and finished high school in Oregon. He graduated from Western Oregon State College and went on to receive a Masters of Divinity degree from Church Divinity School of the Pacific in 1987. Working in the area of Congregational Development, Bill earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from Seabury-Western in 2003.
Prior to coming to North Carolina, Bill served as head pastor at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Walla Walla, Washington for eight years. In 1999, sensing a call from God to accept a new challenge, the Steinbergs moved across the country to build a new type of congregation from the ground up in the north Raleigh-Wake Forest area. In the fall of 2005, Bill was appointed pastor of Trinity Episcopal Church in Fuquay-Varina.
In 2008, Bill announced he was forming a new Anglican congregation in the Fuquay-Varina/Holly Springs area. On March 28th, 2008, The Church of the Resurrection (CTR) held its first service – and has continued growing in faith, members and ministry to this day.
Bill brings to CTR a great desire to see people come to, and continue growing, in faith. He has a wealth of experience in congregational development and in strengthening lay ministry. An engaging and creative speaker, Bill has a knack for making the Bible come alive for his listeners in new ways.
Acting upon a life-long interest in the legal profession, and bringing it together with his pastoral skills and experience, since 2008 Bill has been serving as a certified Mediator, volunteering several times each month with Carolina Dispute Settlement Services. Bill’s other outside interests include fly-fishing, cooking, and fitness. Bill resides in Willow Spring, just outside Fuquay-Varina. His son Michael is employed with a pharmaceutical development company in Raleigh.