A Missouri native, Mike attended the University of Missouri in Columbia where he received his bachelor’s degree in Secondary English Education. Mike first felt his call to ordained ministry at a Christian retreat in high school and has continued to pursue and live into that calling to ministry from then until now. He began his Master of Divinity online at Asbury Theological Seminary before moving to Texas to complete the majority of his degree at TCU’s Brite Divinity School. Mike is an ordained Elder in Full Connection with the Central Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Mike and his wife Lisa have two young sons, Cooper and Nash. They like to travel and go on adventures near and far whenever they can. Mike enjoys reading, the arts, sports (especially Cardinals baseball, Mizzou sports and Packers football), rainy days in Texas, mission trips and sharing life, meals and fun with others. His passion for ministry is connecting people and sharing in the hope, redemption, grace and life found in and through God.