Separating Church and State While Uniting Faith and Public Life: A Progressive Approach
Reverend Michael Kirby is Senior Pastor and Head of Staff at Northminster Presbyterian Church, Evanston. Born in Texas, he graduated from Baylor University Law School to practice as a commercial and appellate litigator in Houston for twelve years before receiving his Master of Divinity Degree from Columbia Theological Seminary, Georgia, in 2003.
He serves on all the corporate boards of the Presbytery of Chicago, on the Synod Permanent Judicial Commission and on the Board of Directors of Presbyterian Homes which operates Life Plan Communities in Evanston, Lake Forest and Arlington Heights. In Evanston, he serves as current co-program chair of the Evanston Interfaith Clergy and Religious Leaders Group.