Mike is a blue-collar guy. He became a true follower of Christ at age 25. For the last 37 years he has been in the automotive repair industry. Several years ago, he felt God calling him into the ministry. For the past eight years, he has served as an Elder here at Gethsemane. Mike has a strong desire to help those in need, and cares especially for those who may be dealing with loss, or suffering emotionally. He began the Discover Freedom Ministry in September of 2008. The group still meets regularly twice a month. In June of 2015, he came on staff as our Associate Minister. Mike is married to his high school sweetheart, Laurie. They have two sons, Michael and Brandon, and five grandchildren. He believes that strong families make strong communities, and strong nations.