Pastor Mike began serving FMCC in November 2011. Prior to that time he served four years as associate pastor of Eastwood Christian Church in Nashville, TN, where he was also ordained in 2010. Mike attended the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, where he received a degree in Classical Percussion Performance, and the Vanderbilt Divinity School/Disciples Divinity House, where he received his Master of Divinity degree.
Mike has a deep passion for teaching and preaching the Scriptures, worship, working with youth, practicing and teaching contemplative prayer, providing pastoral care, and witnessing to and celebrating the inclusive, awesome, and radical love of Jesus Christ for all people. He serves on the board of the Thomas Campbell Apartments for low-income residents and as a member of the Washington County Opioid Overdose Coalition. He helped found and lead “Project Refuge,” a program that helps faith communities challenge stigma surrounding addiction and become safe spaces for folks seeking help.
Pastor Mike loves his family, music, backpacking, hiking, running, reading, and the church in Washington God has called him to serve. From Akron, OH and a fan of Cleveland sports, he cheers openly and enthusiastically against the Steelers. But, he is quick to add, “Go Pens!”