Mike Carlton: Former Presbyterian
May 23, 2011
Growing up in a suburb of Buffalo, NY, Mike Carlton had a good foundation in the faith of his Scottish Presbyterian family. Through worship and youth clubs, retreats and fellowship, Mike carried this faith into his years at Miami University in Ohio. Many of his friends over the years were Catholic, as was the girl whom he started dating in college. And so began a dual faith life well into their eventual marriage and living first in Cincinnati and then moving to Atlanta, GA. With the birth of their second child, the duality of their faith came to a head. Mike realized both Protestant and Catholic could not both be true in their entirety. He began to pray, study and seek the truth. Mike explains the series of events which had significant impact on his two conversions – first head, then heart – to the fullness of the Catholic Church and to Christ.