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2019 Festival of Homiletics - Minneapolis

"Preaching as Moral Imagination"


Speaker Profile: Michael A. Renninger


Pastor, St. Mary Catholic Church in Richmond, VA

Rev. Michael A. Renninger is a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, he studied piano, voice, and guitar while in high school. He attended Ursinus College (PA), where he received degrees in philosophy and music history. In 1985, he began priestly formation as a member of the Norbertine Order at Daylesford Abbey (Paoli, PA). He later attended The Catholic University of America, where he received graduate degrees in theology and liturgy. He was ordained as priest for the Diocese of Richmond in 1993 and has served as Vicar for Vocations and Rector of the Cathedral. He currently serves as pastor of St. Mary's Church in Richmond. He travels throughout the United States, giving presentations on spirituality, liturgy, music, and sacramental theology. Fr. Mike enjoys jogging, Oreo cookies, and Elvis. Richmond Magazine named Rev. Jim Somerville, Rabbi Ben Romer, and Fr. Renninger to the top five list of inspirational speakers in Richmond.

Festival Schedule

May 17th - 6:45pm - Peachtree Road United Methodist - Sermon in worship



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