|With a sometimes odd or dry sense of humor, Mike has a passion to communicate the Gospel of Jesus in memorable and interesting ways. He has served as Senior Pastor at Gateway Christian Church since the summer of 2002, coming here after ministries in Iowa, Texas, Oklahoma, and Missouri. Growing up as a "preacherís kid" he has often referred to his ministry as being a "utility infielder." He has served as a youth, worship, small groups, associate, campus, and preaching minister. These roles have motivated a life-long love of learning. He is a graduate of Ozark Christian College (BSL, ASL, ACS), Denver Seminary (MDiv) and Gonzaga University (MA in Communication and Leadership).
His wife, Lisa, has served by his side in ministry throughout their 30+ years of marriage. He has four children: Lauren, Jessie, Bri, and Elijah and his wife Macy, and three Ĺ grandchildren.