Peter Steinke, PhD

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Visiting Professor, Pastoral Leadership & Systems Theory


The Rev. Dr. Peter Steinke has been a church consultant for more than twenty years. Having studied Bowen Family System Theory under the tutelage of Edwin Friedman, he has attempted to incorporate the theory in his work. He has authored four books with an eye on Bowen Theory. He has developed the Bridgebuilder and Healthy Congregation programs and now is initiating New Visions, a system-based project for leadership in congregations.

In response to his work with Rabbi Friedman, Dr. Peter Steinke published a book in 1993 entitled "How Your Church Family Works." That publication initiated conversations about how to communicate important principles about Bowen Family Systems Theory as it applies to life in communities of faith and particularly with regard to encouraging leadership in congregational systems. 

He resides in Austin, Texas.