David Steers is the minister of the Non-Subscribing Presbyterian churches of Downpatrick, Balllee and Clough in county Down, Northern Ireland. He is chaplain at Stranmillis University College and St. Mary's University College, both in Belfast, and is editor of the Transactions of the Unitarian Historical Society (unitarianhistory.org.uk/hstrans4.html) and the Oxford based Unitarian theological journal Faith and Freedom (faithandfreedom.org.uk/).
He trained for the ministry at the Unitarian College, Manchester and holds degrees from the Universities of Oxford (BA & MA), Manchester (BD & MPhil with distinction) and Glasgow (PhD). He was tutor and examiner in the Faculty of Theology/Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Glasgow from 2001-2003. He has contributed to the Dictionary of Irish Philosophers, the Dictionary of British Classicists and the Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century British Philosophers (all published by Thoemmes Continuum), as well as the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography and many other works. He is a member of the Councils of both the Unitarian Historical Society and the Presbyterian Historical Society of Ireland and is the editor and co-author of European Perspectives on Communion (2001) and Liverpool Unitarians: Faith and Action (2014). He is married to Sue and they have four children. He blogs on historical matters at: velvethummingbee.wordpress.com/