Rev. Joshua J. Whitfield is pastor of St. Rita Catholic Community in Dallas, Texas, where he has served in a variety of roles since his conversion to Catholicism in 2009. Whitfield previously served as an Episcopal priest and was ordained in the Catholic Church under the pastoral provision of St. John Paul II in 2012.
Whitfield is a contributor to The Dallas Morning News, for which he was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 2016. His work also has been published in The Texas Catholic, Newsday, and America magazine. He has appeared on Catholic Answers Focus and local television affiliates in Dallas. Whitfield is the author of Pilgrim Holiness.
He is a 1999 graduate of Texas Tech University, with a bachelor’s degree in English and history. He trained for ministry at the College of the Resurrection in Mirfield, England, from 2000 to 2003, while earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in theology and a master’s degree in theology and pastoral studies from the University of Leeds. He earned his master’s degree in theology from Duke University in 2008.
Whitfield and his wife, Alli, live in Dallas with their children.