By Betsy Foley
Six years ago, after 25 years as a practicing trial lawyer, Mike Grzeca presided as a Brown County Circuit Court judge.
Today, he's a deacon and a full-time administrator with the Green Bay Diocese, where he is director of Evangelization and Worship.
What prompted Dcn. Grzeca to move from courtroom to ordained service in the church? He was, after all, making a good living as a trial lawyer. Why give it up?
For one thing, he didn't like the "emotionally corrosive effect" the work had on him, he said. The "I'm-right-you're-wrong" advocacy position - often accompanied by hostility, anger, and defensiveness - affected him.
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