Born in Eugene Oregon in 1957, Mike graduated from Pleasant Hill High School in 1975 (Home of the “Billies”…a fierce animal), from Northwest Christian College in 1981 and Pacific Christian College in 1996. He came to The Dalles December 1, 1984 after working as a youth minister in Harrisburg, Or. and then at the YMCA in Hanford, Ca. and has been here ever since. He is married to his wife, Karen, and has five children so there is always something exciting happening in family life. Mike serves as the associate minister and fulfills the role of helping support the ministry of the church through teaching, training, developing ministries and organizing special events. Interests include woodworking, golf, hiking, traveling, fishing and hunting.