Father Michael grew up in Albuquerque, NM, the oldest of 5 children. His family discovered the Byzantine Catholic church when he was in his late teens. He attended the Byzantine Catholic Seminary from 2001-2005 and was ordained a priest for the Eparchy of Phoenix on May 25, 2005. He served as pastor of Holy Protection of the Mother of God Byzantine Catholic Church from 2005-2019 and was transferred to St. Mary’s on September 1, 2019. He is the founding pastor of the Byzantine Catholic Outreach in Santa Paula, CA. He also serves on the Eparchial Committees for Vocations, Evangelization, and Clergy Personnel. He has participated in various media and evangelization endeavors over the years, and currently co-hosts the What God is Not Podcast with Mother Natalia.
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