Michael H. Marchal holds degrees from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Fordham University in New York City. He has taught high school for forty years, thirty-six of those at St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati. During that time he has been involved with worship at Bellarmine Chapel at Xavier University and has served a term on the Archdiocese of Cincinnati worship commission. He has published numerous articles on education and on liturgy and three books: Parish Funerals (Liturgy Training Publications, 1987); Adapting the Liturgy: Creative Ideas for the Church Year (Resource Publications, Inc., 1989); and The Spirit at Work: Conversion and the RCIA (World Library Publications, 2010). Michael's hobby is cooking, and he enjoys exploring a wide range of cuisines.