Leadership

Priest–in-charge: The Very Rev. Canon Robert Alltop.  Father Bob joined the leadership team at Nativity in May 2019. Before this, he served at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Detroit from 2012 to 2019. Bob, and his wife Beth, have been blessed with more than twenty years together, and they delight in their two sons and a daughter. Keeping watchful eyes over the family are two devoted Australian shepherds, as well as a cat to keep them on their toes. Along with being a priest, Bob works as an economist with a global accounting firm.

The Rev. Carolynn Johnson- Deacon: Carolynn joined in 2017 and soon became an integral part of life at Nativity. After a career as a Social Worker for the State of Michigan working on foster care, delinquency and, at times, adoption, she is now active in spiritual and healing prayer, service and evangelism in the Episcopal Church.

Tim Wittlinger -Senior Warden: The Wittlingers’ have been members of Nativity since 1967, and Tim has previously served as Treasurer. Very active in the Episcopal Church, Tim has served as a Member of the National Executive Council, Secretary of Convention of the Diocese of Michigan, a Deputy to the General Convention, and on a long list of committees and commissions,both in Michigan and nationally. Tim’s wife Diane has been actively involved in Nativity’s outreach programs for many years. They live in Birmingham, where Tim can be found directing productions at the Village Players.

Cynthia Braun- Music Director:

Vestry Members: Russ Hiatt (Junior Warden), Sharon McIlnay (Treasurer), Bev Bryan, Mary Creager, John Alexander

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