Pastor Mike

Hometown: Muncie, Indiana

Family Info: Married to Shirley since 06/11/1971
Twin Children – Rachel lives in Lafayette, works at Macy's.
Peter is married to Mindy. They live in High Point, North Carolina, where Peter is enrolled in Physician's Assistant school.

When did you join the staff of DUMC? July 1, 2009

Favorite Scriptures: Romans 8

What do you do for fun? Read, Sudoku, Movies

What was your first job? Busser at Ponderosa Restaurant

A few favorite books? Anything by C.S. Lewis, Lord of the Rings Series

What makes you laugh? Jokes—puns, slapstick, my own frailties (like falling down with the grace of a walrus)

What’s your hidden talent or a fun fact about you? I carry over a 200 average on WII Bowling!

Favorite movies? Sci-Fi that is not ultra violent—Star Wars AND Star Trek

Favorite music? K-Love type Christian or 50’s/60’s Oldies (like me!)

Favorite place to visit? Colorado Springs—the Rockies are amazing!

Favorite indulgence? Chocolate

Who has influenced you the most in ministry? A mentor Pastor and friend, David Schramm. I’m more like Charles Stanley than Andy Stanley, but I appreciate Andy’s desire to connect with unchurched people. Thom Rainer gets it, I believe.