Fr. Michael Stalla is originally from Westlake, Ohio. He graduated St. Ignatius High School in 1993 and John Carroll University in 1998 with a degree in Philosophy. In 2003, he received is Masters of Divinity and Masters of Arts in Systematic Theology from St. Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology. He was ordained a Diocesan priest on May 17, 2003. He was the parochial vicar of St. Mary Catholic Church in Painesville from 2003 to 2007. During those same years, Fr. Michael offered spiritual and sacramental support to St. Francis parish in Cleveland. From 2007 to 2009, Fr. Michael was named parochial vicar to St. Raphael parish, Bay Village, Ohio.
In 2009, Fr. Michael was sent to the Cleveland Diocesan Missions in El Salvador, where he was named Administrator of Santo Domingo, Guzman, Chiltiupan and then pastor of San Pedro, Apostol, Teotepeque from 2011 to 2015. In July of 2015, Fr. Michael returned to the Diocese of Cleveland. Fr. Michael is, currently, the pastor of SS. Cosmas and Damian parish in Twinsburg, Ohio.