Apart from his love for Jesus, Michael places a high priority and passion on his relationship with his beautiful wife Kiley and their two energetic boys, Brendon and Ian. Together, they share a love for hiking, camping and making memories. Michael loves pizza, pecan pie, technology and Dr. Pepper. As a family, their aim is to serve wherever God leads in order to help people discover the real God.
In a single word, Michael’s calling is “develop”. His life is lived with a driving passion that stems from his life verse found in Colossians 1:28-29. He is passionately convinced that God created us to discover a life-transforming relationship with Christ.
As Lead Pastor of New Hope, Michael’s job is to cultivate a culture of Christ-centered people who will serve at the epicenter of a movement that serves communities for Jesus across Eastern Montana and North Dakota. His heart for technology, creativity, teaching and prayer act as high values as he leads the New Hope team to accomplish their mission.