G. Kevin Steger, D.Ed.Min., CEO/Founder,

Kevin has been involved in ministry all across Europe since February, 2000.  Kevin’s vision was to support church planting and sports ministry through funding and education.  He has been married to Elizabeth since 1985 and has two adult children and three beautiful grandchildren.  His professional life has included pastoring in local churches, denominational executive and missional leadership, and over twenty five years of teaching in university classrooms both domestically and internationally.

Elizabeth Steger, Vice-President,

Elizabeth has been an eminently necessary part of the ministry of Light Over Europe Ministries (LOEM) since its inception.  She is devoted to see the ministry grow according to the will of God.  In her own right, Elizabeth has always had a successful professional life in health-care as she has been in nursing leadership in Texas, North Carolina, and now in Columbus, OH where she serves as the Chief Nursing Officer of Ohio Health Riverside Methodist Hospital.  She continues to provide wise and prayerful leadership to the ministries of LOEM.


Our Overseas Pastoral Staff Members

Mike Vlajnic, Director of Operations for Western Europe,

Mike Vlajnic is a ministry powerhouse who continues to advance his family’s life of intrepid ministry for four generations.  He was born in Kikinda, Serbia but his father Daniel moved the entire family to Andernach, Germany in hopes of finding a more peaceful place to raise the children and serve the Lord in local church and student ministry.  Mike is currently a pastoral staff member at City Church, Andernach which was a church plant of which LOEM was a significant part.  He also leads out in an international sports ministry named SRS.  Finally, Mike serves in his local township of Andernach as a regional student minister.  He is deeply loved by all who know him.  We feel very blessed to have his partnership in ministry.

Danko Dudok, Director of Operations for Eastern Europe,

Danko Dudok lives with is talented wife Sladja and their two committed children Alexa and Iva in Belgrade, Serbia.  Danko and Sladja have been involved with LOEM’s ministry since 2001.  Danko and Sladja were both theology students of Dr. Steger’s at the Novi Sad Theological College in Novi Sad, Serbia.  Danko and Sladja are multi-talented and are involved in church planting, strategic development, and sports ministry all over the Balkans.  Recently, Danko led out in a church plant in Belgrade.  The church is off to a tremendous start with hundreds of people already involved in ministry and several baptisms are happening regularly!

Dusan Smudja, Director of Sports Ministry and Church Planter Training in Serbia,

Dusan Smudja was another theological student in Dr. Steger’s classroom at Novi Sad Theological College.  They developed a relationship quickly and deeply because of shared vision and faith.  In addition to being a strong trainer of church planters, Dusan is an excellent football (soccer) player and is associated with one of Belgrade’s professional team’s coaching staff.  He leads out in our sports ministry in Eastern Europe in awesome ways.  We are grateful for his commitment to ministry

Slobodan Stojanovic, Sports Ministry in Serbia,

Slobo has led out in creating entire leagues run by faithful Christian coaches and sponsors.  Many in his volunteer network are not yet Christ followers but enjoy being involved in such a vital program.  We thank God for Slobo’s partnership.