About the Authors of Rebuilt

Fr. Michael White and Tom Corcoran are the authors of the book Rebuilt: Awakening the Faithful, Reaching the Lost, and Making Church Matter (2013) and the leaders of the Church of the Nativity in Timonium, MD.
Fr. Michael White and Tom Corcoran are the authors of the book Rebuilt: Awakening the Faithful, Reaching the Lost, and Making Church Matter (2013) and the leaders of the Church of the Nativity in Timonium, MD.

Fr. Michael White

Fr. Michael White Fr. Michael White received his bachelor’s degree from Loyola University Maryland and his graduate degrees in sacred theology and ecclesiology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. After being ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, he worked for five years as personal secretary to Cardinal William Keeler, who was then archbishop. During that time, he served as the director of the papal visit of Pope John Paul II to Baltimore.

During his tenure as pastor at Church of the Nativity, the church has almost tripled in weekend attendance from 1,400 to over 4,000. More importantly, the commitment to the mission of the Church has grown, evidenced by the significant increase of giving and service in ministry.

Read his blog at Make Church Matter.

Tom Corcoran

Tom CorcoranThomas Corcoran received his bachelor’s degree from Loyola University Maryland and completed his graduate work in theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. Corcoran has served Church of the Nativity in a variety of roles that give him a unique perspective on parish ministry and leadership. Beginning as a youth minister, Corcoran later held positions as coordinator of children’s ministry and director of small groups. He currently serves in the position of associate to the pastor and is responsible for weekend message development, strategic planning, and staff development.