Pastor Mike received Christ in the summer of 1975. As a young teenager, he was mentored by his pastors for a number of years, and at the age of 23, moved to Israel to continue his biblical studies. After further missionary training in Scotland, he returned to his hometown of Cedarburg, Wisconsin and there married his wife Michelle in August of 1987.
In the 90's the NRP (Network of Related Pastors) sent a pastor to Menomonee Falls to plant a new church. Pastor Mike & Michelle sensed the Lord leading them to assist in the effort alongside several other families, and were sent out to do so. A clear call to the pastorate came, and in June of 1994, Pastor Mike was ordained by the NRP, and the responsibility of Lead Pastor was given to him.
In addition to his role at Metro Harvest, Pastor Mike serves on the national leadership team of the Network of Related Pastors ( www.nrpastors.com ) and travels regionally as well as nationally speaking and serving as an overseer to other churches. He has a passion to see pastors and leaders plant and grow life-giving congregations, and for the leadership teams of those churches thrive.
Pastor Mike and Michelle have a real desire to see the spiritual climate of the entire metro-Milwaukee area changed through healthy churches and relationships. He enjoys reading, woodworking, and is a licensed pilot. He and Michelle have three children- Eli, Aaron, and Olivia who all serve with them in ministry.