Mike grew up in the Chicago area and still loves the Cubs, Chicago Style hot dogs and deep dish pizza. He attended Wheaton College where he met his sweetheart Jill who grew up in nearby Berkley. Mike received his masters degree at Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, MN. He was a youth pastor for 14 years before starting Mercy Road Church.
Mike likes to kick back on the golf course or by taking in a movie. His list of all time favorites includes The Matrix, Dan in Real Life, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, UP, and the old classic It’s a Wonderful Life.
Mike and Jill have 4 kids: Hannah, Matt, Joel and Courtney. They too are Cubs fans. Whether they like it or not.