Mike grew up in central Pennsylvania and had the desire to become a police officer. However, during a 2 year internship with the police department at Penn State, he realized that arresting people didn't truly help or change them. They needed something deeper, something that could only come from a relationship with Jesus Christ. So Mike went to Trinity Evangelical Divinity School where he earned his M.Div. He began serving at South Lake in 2007 and has more than 27 years of experience in children’s and youth ministry. In his spare time he enjoys biking, working out at the gym, and fishing.