Pastor Mike was born in Anchorage, Alaska. He graduated from California Baptist University and Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, both in California. Mike is passionate about impacting non-believers with love and grace so they will become followers of Jesus Christ. He enjoys teaching and preaching with a sense of humor. He often says there is almost always something to have fun with and laugh about. The major influences in Mike’s life include his father, a pastor and church planter in Alaska when no one was doing church planting, Rick Warren, Andy Stanley, Scot McKnight, John Ortberg, John Burke and Timothy Keller.
Mike enjoys serving as a volunteer chaplain to the Santa Cruz County Sheriffs Department. He loves music and listens to several styles and also enjoys playing guitar and ukulele. He enjoys reading mystery/suspense novels and biographies.
Mike has been married to his Anita for 42 years. They live in Boulder Creek, Ca. and have two adult children, Allison (married to Mike McGregor) and Jonathan (married to Amy Miller). They have three grandchildren Abby, Mason and Avery.
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