Fr. Steve Maekawa is Director of Vocations for the Dominican Friars in the western US. He resides at St. Dominic parish in San Francisco, CA. Fr. Steve is from Seattle, WA and joined the Order of Preachers in 1990 following his graduation from college. Ordained to the priesthood in 1998, Fr. Steve is the past director of the Newman Center at the University of Washington in Seattle. He has also served as a reserve chaplain with the Navy and deployed to Afghanistan in 2004.

"For me, it is a great joy to be together with priests." -Pope Benedict XVI