Steven R. Hemler

Steven HemlerSteven R. Hemler is President of the Catholic Apologetics Institute of North America (CAINA) and author of the new book entitled The Reality of God: The Layman’s Guide to Scientific Evidence for the Creator.  Steve has a Master of Pastoral Studies degree from Loyola University of Chicago, as well as Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Civil/Structural Engineering from Virginia Tech. He also has a Certificate in the Catechism of the Catholic Church from Catholic Distance University and Advanced Catechist Certification from the Diocese of Arlington.  Steve has been actively involved in adult and adolescent catechesis for over 30 years, including developing and teaching several popular online apologetics seminars for Catholic Distance University (CDU). His multimedia presentations focus on strengthening faith and equipping Catholics to better explain and share why we believe what we do.  After a 33-year professional engineering career, including 13 years in Saudi Arabia, Steve took early retirement in 2011 to follow a calling to serve God and the Church full-time.  He and his wife Linda have been married for 36 years and have three grown children. They live in Culpeper and are active parishioners at Precious Blood.

Sample Topics: 

  • Faith and Science
  • Apologetics
  • Islam and Christianity
  • Church History
  • Vatican II
  • Moral Challenges (for youth)
  • Youth Catechesis