Leadership

Vicar: Nativity is honored and proud to announce that its Bishop’s Committee has selected (and the Bishop has concurred) that its new Priest–in-charge will be the Very Rev. Canon Robert Alltop.  Canon Alltop is presently the Canon Vicar at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul and Dean of the Detroit Deanery.  His other part-time employment is as Managing Director with KPMG LLP, a worldwide accounting firm, where he has authored a number of articles, several appearing in the International Tax Review.  He has a M.Div. degree as well as a MBA.  At the Cathedral, he has been regularly involved in leading worship, preaching, teaching, pastoral and outreach care and Bible study. The Bishop’s Committee, as well as Bob, are excited about this new opportunity and both look forward to a renewal of Nativity’s mission and ministry to its members, future members, and the surrounding community. 

Bob’s first Sunday at Nativity will be May 12, 2019. Our heartfelt thanks to Rev. Susan Anslow Williams for serving as an Interim, and especially for her uplifting sermons!

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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