Pastor Mike is passionate about preaching God's Word and making disciples for Christ. He is married to Ingrid and they have four children: Eric (in Heaven), Hanna, Jasmine and Caleb. Mike and Ingrid have been married for almost 30 years. Mike has a Bachelor of Science in Religion, Master of Divinity, Master of Sacred Theology, and Doctor of Ministry. Ingrid is an elementary school counselor. Mike started ministry in 1999 as a youth pastor and served for ten and a half years at the same church. Mike and his family felt a calling from God to plant a church after faithfully serving. After planting two churches, Mike has had the privilege to return to his home church and be the lead pastor of Gwathmey.