Brian Steadman and his wife Jessie were born and raised in Alabama and Florida, respectively. After marrying in 2000, they moved to Austin, Texas where their love for and enjoyment of cities ﬁrst took root. This desire to live and serve in an urban setting continued to grow the years they spent in St. Louis, where Brian completed his MDiv. Upon completion of seminary, the opportunity to serve as church planting intern for Resurrection Park Slope became the perfect next step for them following graduation. Brian and Jessie, with their children Georgia and Eben, moved to Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn in 2008. They welcomed Claire, their third child and a native New Yorker, in 2009. Brian also began serving as an assistant pastor later that same year. From October of 2012 until September of 2015, Brian’s pastoral role focused on Sandy relief. After much prayer, planning and preparation, Brian was able to step back into being a full time parish pastor as Resurrection Brooklyn launched a new worship site in Sheepshead Bay in November of 2015.
The Steadmans enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, any game involving a ball, Marine Park, dark chocolate, rye whiskey and are currently learning to sail. Although they are constantly experimenting with paleo adventures in eating, they still find it impossible to keep up with the list of Brooklyn restaurants they want to try. Brian is a huge baseball fan, but will leave his team unnamed. They will, however, take any opportunity to cheer on their local team, the Brooklyn Cyclones and also have fallen hard for the New York Rangers.