Fr. Michael White

Fr. Michael White, ordained for Baltimore in 1984 (Baltimore) serves as pastor of Nativity Church in Timonium, MD. When Fr. White arrived at Nativity, the parish had no focus and was losing members. With his leadership, Nativity has been transformed into a Catholic “megaparish” that consciously works to attract people who are not involved in Church. Through an intense focus on ministry and service, this parish has not only grown, but sheds light on what contemporary Catholic parishes can look like, at least in some settings. Fr. White’s publications include Making Church Matter (Ave Maria Press, Spring 2013) and his “make church matter” blog at Among his competencies and interests are how churches work and how they grow; Italian art and architecture, language, food; and American and European history and politics.

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