Fr. Jan J. Stefanów, svd is General Secretary in St. Ottilien since January 2014. He did his licentiate in Biblical Theology in the Gregorian University with a thesis on the theology of creation in Ben Sirach 16:24-17:14 (1998). He was director of the SVD biblical center in Quito and professor of Biblical Studies in the Quito section of the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas of Colombia from 2000 to 2003. From 2003 on, he was the Biblical coordinator of the SVD Polish Province; from 2006 to 2010, he was professor of Biblical Studies and Missiology in the Seminary in Bydgoszcz (Poland) and from 2006 to 2013 professor in the Seminary in Pieniężno. Fr. Stefanów has served as SVD Biblical Area Zonal Coordinator for Europe from 2009 to 2013. He has been active in the CBF since 2000. He participated in the CBF Plenary Assemblies in Lebanon (2002), in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) (2008) and in Ariccia (2011), as well as in the Dei Verbum Congress in Rome in 2005. He has been a member of the CBF Administrative Board and one of the Board members of the Dei Verbum Foundation from 2012 to 2013. Since January 2014 he is the General Secretary of the CBF.