Dr. McCorry's Background

"The biggest disease is not leprosy or tuberculosis, But rather the feeling of being unwanted."
- Blessed Mother Theresa



Why be Hospitable?
The Process in Brief

New Evangelization


Dr. McCorry's Background


Embracing Change



Dr. Richard McCorry is a nationally renowned presenter and the author of “Dancing with Change, A Spiritual Response to Changes in the Church,” published in 2004 and “Company’s Coming, A Spiritual Process for Creating More Welcoming Parishes,” published in 2008.  He is the founder of the Center for Parish Hospitality, devoted to helping parishes and dioceses create more welcoming communities.  Featured in St. Anthony's Messenger Magazine, Dr. McCorry travels the country, working with parishes and dioceses, helping them to develop spiritual approaches to changes in the church.  Prior to doing this work, he was the senior ministry associate for St. Pius Tenth Church in Chili, NY.  He has also served as director of pastoral care for the Roman Catholic Community of the 19th Ward in the City of Rochester, a cluster of three inner city parishes.  He has served as pastoral associate for the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Brockport, as campus minister for the State University of New York in Brockport, and worked in the Diocesan tribunal and pastoral planning department for several years.  Richard received a bachelor of science degree in 1992 from St. John Fisher College majoring in philosophy and religious studies.  In 1998, he obtained his Master of Divinity degree from St. Bernard’s Institute.  He has also earned a Master of Science degree in organizational management from Roberts Wesleyan College in 1999.  In 2004 he obtained a doctor of ministry degree in transformative leadership from Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School.



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