Michael Piazza

Faculty Associate in Congregational Renewal
Associate Faculty - Graduate Programs


  • D.Min. (Hartford Seminary)
  • M.Div. (Candler School of Theology at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia)
  • B.S. (Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia)

Areas of Study

  • Congregational Renewal
  • Preaching and Worship
  • Stewardship and Development
  • Leadership Development
  • Turn around congregations
  • Social Justice and Activism
  • LGBTQ Studies


The Rev. Piazza is a consultant for congregational renewal and stewardship with Agile Church Consulting, the Sr. Pastor of the Virginia-Highland Church, and the author of eleven books – most recently, The Vital Vintage Church. For two decades he served as pastoral leader of the Cathedral of Hope UCC as it grew from 200 members to over 4000.

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