The Rev. Dr. Michael Glenn Rich was ordained on May 31, 2006 by Bishop Marc Andrus for the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama. He was priest in charge at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Jacksonville, Alabama from the time of his ordination until 2014, when he accepted a call to become rector of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Birmingham.
He was arrested on November 16, 2017 for possession of child pornography and suspended a week later from the exercise of his ordination. Rich was convicted on February 1, 2018 and released from incarceration on February 2, 2019. He continued to be listed in the Episcopal Clerical Directory until 2020.
Rich also was a journalism professor at Auburn University.