The Rev. Leslie Steffensen serves as Canon to the Bishop Suffragen of the Armed Services and Federal Ministries. A former Navy officer, Steffensen was ordained in 2012 by Virginia bishop Shannon Johnston. In 2015, while serving as assistant rector of Grace Episcopal Church in Alexandria Virginia, Steffensen retaliated against a parishioner who filed a clergy disciplinary complaint seeking mediation with the parish rector, Bob Malm. This retaliation took the form of fabrications about “suspicious activities” in her response to an employment background check being conducted on the parishioner. Subsequently, her husband, Kirk Steffensen, a senior vice president with Corvid technologies, threatened the parishioner’s husband’s job. Despite these issues, Leslie Steffensen serves on the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia Disciplinary Committee.
Full disclosure: Anglican Watch editor Eric Bonetti was the parishioner who filed the original disciplinary complaint.