Nashville Catholic church embraces converts
When she was growing up, Lori W. Caste decided not to get baptized.
Her father was a lapsed Baptist, her mother a Jehovah's Witness. She followed her mother to Sunday services, but drifted away when she entered her teens.
As an adult, Caste went to different churches, but nothing stuck until her husband, Tim, a lifelong Catholic, encouraged her to explore the faith.
The 44-year-old Caste will be baptized a Catholic during the Easter Vigil Mass on Holy Saturday at Christ the King Catholic Church on Belmont Boulevard.
She is one of about 400 converts in the Diocese of Nashville who will join the church on Easter, a remarkable number for a relatively small diocese of 75,000. That's one convert for every 187 Catholics.