Fr. Stephen Hilgendorf – Former Assemblies of God and Anglican
Fr. Stephen Hilgendorf grew up in the Assemblies of God, and when some of his fellow churchgoers began exploring Messianic Judaism as a way of connecting with tradition, it led him to explore the early Church. While attending Hillsdale College, a class on religious history helped him develop a more historical approach to his own faith, leading him to attend Anglican liturgies, and eventually undergo formation for ordination at Nashotah House. However, he continued to grapple with the question of Christian authority, and eventually came to discern that he needed to become Catholic. He has since been ordained to the priesthood through the Personal Ordinariate.