Alumnus John Steinbruck has died
Remembered as a community organizer and seeker of justice, LTSP alumnus the Rev. John Steinbruck, MDiv ’59. Steinbruck “was an outstanding example of all that is right and possible in public theology,” noted LTSP Charles A. Scheiren Professor of Church and Society the Rev. Dr. Katie Day. “He ‘walked his talk and talked his walk’ consistently and without compromise.” Alumnus John Eskate, MAPL 2013, had a personal connection, “John Steinbruck was a mentor to me — he was largely responsible for my enrollment in the MAPL program at LTSP. Pastor John’s ministry, his leadership, and values are a model of the Public Leadership degree program.”
Pr. Steinbruck retired from Luther Place Church in 1997 to take up residence in Lewes, Delaware. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Erna Guenther Steinbruck and four much loved children, John Andrew Steinbruck (Julie); Elisabeth Ann Steinbruck; Michael Paul Steinbruck (Kimberlee); Katy Steinbruck, a son Mark John Steinbruck passed away in 1990; and his beloved grandchildren: Claire, Alex, Erika, and Lane Christian, children of John and Julie Steinbruck and Hope and Erin, children of Michael and Kimberlee Murray-Steinbruck.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to one of the ministries Pr. Steinbruck started while at Luther Place: N Street Village, A Continuum of Services for Homeless Women 1333 N Street N.W., Washington, DC 20005.
An extended remembrance of Pr. Steinbruck will be in the next issue of PS Portions, coming Tuesday, March 10.