Stephen Lenahan— Alumni Profile | Franciscan University of Steubenville
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    Stephen Lenahan

    Class of 2009

    Majors: Theology and Catechetics

    Stephen Lenahan, a 2009 theology and catechetics graduate says that since graduation he’s done many things he never would have expected. He also says he’s OK with that because Franciscan prepared him to be constantly learning.

    “Just because you receive your degree doesn’t mean your education stops,” says Stephen. “You’re always finding new ways to be involved in your community and learning from your co-workers, your family, friends, and Church.”

    “My education prepared me for working for the Church,” says Stephen. “It gave me practical tools and more than anything, it gave me a sense of confidence going into the work world.”

    He says that the highlights were his youth ministry concentration classes, which he describes as some of the most “practical and useful,” and Scripture classes which have kept him grounded.

    Stephen’s education led him to originally work as the director of Youth Ministry at Atlanta’s Cathedral of Christ the King. There, he learned about working with teens on the parish level. That experience also introduced him to the fathers of the teens. Through their mentorship, Stephen was led to enroll in an MBA Program at the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business.

    In addition, he serves as director of Events for LifeTeen International, overseeing planning for adult training conferences, Steubenville conferences, and international teen leadership conferences.

    “Working for a non-profit and going to school with those in the for-profit world, I’m able to bring a level of ethics and morality into the classroom,” says Stephen. “That’s a testament to my strong undergraduate education.”

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