Dr. Richard W. McCarty
Raised in Iowa and from a Catholic family, Rich McCarty has been ordained since 2001 after graduating from Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan. Rich has served congregations in Michigan, Iowa, and Pennsylvania in various capacities. He also chaired the Holy Relationships group from 2003-2009, planning national, regional and local conferences on theology, diversity, and ethics, with a focus on LGBTQ+ inclusion. Through Holy Relationships, Rich had the opportunity to work with a leadership team from around the country, hosting events from the East Coast to the Midwest.