Pastor Mike received Christ 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, began to serve at Alliance Bible Church in Mequon, and there married his wife Michelle.
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 after ordination he was set in as Lead Pastor of Metro Harvest Church.
In addition to his role at Metro Harvest, Pastor Mike serves on the national leadership team of the Network of Related Pastors and travels throughout the United States and internationally speaking in conferences and serving as an overseer to seven other churches. He has a passion to see pastors and leaders plant and grow life-giving congregations, and partners with ARC (Association of Related Churches) to help resource the leadership teams of those churches to grow and 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 reside in Menomonee Falls, and have three children - Eli and his wife Monica, Aaron, and Olivia and her husband Patrick who all serve with them in ministry.