Vern Steiner is the founding president of the Emmaus Institute for Biblical Studies, based in the Diocese of Lincoln, NE. Prior to entering the Catholic Church in 2015, he enjoyed a long career as an evangelical Protestant pastor, seminary professor, and founder and president of a Bible institute. His teaching specializations include biblical introduction and interpretation, languages and exegesis, exposition and theology. His academic degrees are in Bible, History, and Philosophy (B.A.), Pastoral Ministry (M.Div.), Biblical Literature (Th.M.), and Exegetical Theology (Ph.D., Trinity Divinity School, Chicago). Steiner has authored published and unpublished materials at both general and technical levels. When he is not in his study, he enjoys watching sports, woodworking, and especially spending time with his wife Carol, their two married children, and their ten grandchildren.