Fr. Tom Welbers has been a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for nearly fifty years, most of that time serving in parish and college campus ministry. He also has professional degrees in theology and liturgy, as well as institutional management, and continues avidly to explore pastoral theology, Scripture, liturgy, ecumenical and interfaith relations, and spiritual direction. He has a passion for sharing insight into our Christian heritage, through teaching, writing, and leading pilgrimages, especially to Early Christian World sites in Turkey. Now actively retired from parish ministry, he lives at Nazareth House in Los Angeles.