Dennis McDonald is a life-long Catholic who believes in the community of equals and that all who are called to priesthood be affirmed in their calling. He has spent his life ministering to young people in church ministry as a youth minister and in education as a college administrator. Today he is a member of The Upper Room Inclusive Catholic Community in Albany, New York. It is a community of equals ministering to members through liturgical and sacramental services, as well as educational and social concerns ministry. He is grateful to the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priest for affirming and recognizing his call to priesthood. Dennis was ordained a deacon on June 27, 2015 and priest on October 8, 2016.