Michael Goodwin: Former Evangelical
Michael Goodwin grew up on the east end of Long Island in a home of devout Christian parents. From a young age, he was taught by his parents to love and follow Jesus while being encouraged to deepen his faith by worshipping and serving at the local, Evangelical, Bible church near his hometown. In college, Michael began noticing “gaps” in the Church history he was provided by fellow church members and his college. Thus began a long journey that would eventually lead him to the fullness of the Catholic faith.
Michael attended Cedarville University in Ohio where he earned his BA in Education. He then went on to join the Army Chaplaincy program and became a 1st Lieutenant in the Army Reserves while completing a four year seminary program at an Evangelical school in Grand Rapids, MI. He entered the Catholic Church in Grand Rapids at the Easter Vigil on April 24, 2011. He is presently preparing for the vocation of priesthood to serve in the diocese where his Catholic journey began.