== Biography ==
Matthew Craig Steenberg was born in 1978 in United States.
In the 2000s, he taught at Oxford and was a parishioner of the local Orthodox parish under the [[ Moscow Patriarchate]] . Since 2000 he is Professorial Research Fellow in Theology, Leeds Trinity University College. From 2003-2007, he was head of Theology & Tutor for Graduates; Fellow in Patristic Theology and Early Church History, Greyfriars Hall, University of Oxford.
He was [[ordination|ordained]] a [[deacon]] in London on [[August 28]], 2007, by [[Bishop]] [[Elisey (Ganaba) of Sourozh|Elisey of Bogorodsk]], serving in the [[Diocese of Sourozh]].
2007-2010 he was Chair of Theology and Religious Studies, Leeds Trinity University College.
In January 2010, Archbishop [[Kyrill (Dmitrieff) of San Francisco|Kyrill of San Francisco and Western America]] received Deacon Matthew Steenberg into the ranks of clergy of the Western American Diocese from the Diocese of Sourozh and assigned him to the St. Tikhon of Zadonsk Church in San Francisco and as the new principal of St. John of San Francisco Orthodox Academy in San Francisco<ref>[http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:ShuMKn4LJA0J:frsergei.wordpress.com/2010/03/11/what-is-your-name-brother/+Steenberg+monk+March+8+2010&cd=8&hl=ru&ct=clnk&gl=ru Fr. Sergei Sveshnikov