Mike is a pastor, community leader, workshop facilitator and coach. He is passionate about growing his own spiritual, emotional, and relational maturity; committed to helping others explore ways to also do so; and invested in serving organizations that desire to foster spiritual, emotional, and relational maturity for their members.
Having planted a church and led a congregational revitalization work, Mike is currently serving as the chaplain in a local county jail where he has a front-row seat to the hard work of deep change. Mike also designs and leads a leadership development process for jail chaplains across the state of Michigan. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary with a focus on the history and practice of Christian spirituality.
Mike is particularly focused on working towards growing maturity by applying the insights of living systems theory. He has studied Bowen Family Systems Theory at a postgraduate level, taught and written about it, and has used Bowen Family Systems Theory as a lens for coaching for over a decade.
Married to Tammy and the father of three grown children, Mike enjoys sailing, camping, scuba diving, and hiking. He has also learned to tolerate two cats.