About Mike

Mike, 49, grew up in California and spent 38 years of his life there. He received an undergraduate degree in Political Science, graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary and is pursuing a doctorate from Fuller Theological Seminary. Before accepting God’s call to fulltime missions, Mike worked in the California State Senate for 12 years. He became a Christian at the age of 20. Mike was a Ruling Elder at Soaring Oaks Presbyterian Church(PCA) for seven years. While at Soaring Oaks, Mike served as the Director of the High School Youth Group, Sunday school teacher, and instructor of evangelism. His cross-cultural missions experience includes five short term trips to Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Peru (Lima and Cusco) through Mission to the World (MTW). He has volunteered with World Relief by teaching and counseling international refugees. Mike has also attended cross-cultural church planting conferences in New York and Orlando and completed the Perspectives course on the World Christian Movement. He attended Bible Study Fellowship for two years. He is a certified instructor through Evangelism Explosion and is a certified trainer of the Darkness to Light child sexual abuse prevention program. He completed MTW‘s Disaster Response Training. Mike is an experienced speaker and author. Over 70 of Mike's articles on missions have been published and he has written three books. He is a trained and experienced mentor, discipler, leader and a passionate teacher of small groups and Bible studies. Mike received an undergraduate degree in Political Science, graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary and is currently pursuing a doctorate from Fuller Theological Seminary. Before accepting God’s call to fulltime missions, Mike was a Ruling Elder, Youth Group Leader, adult Sunday school teacher and evangelism instructor at Soaring Oaks Presbyterian Church in Elk Grove, CA. Mike is an experienced speaker and author. Over 70 of Mike's articles on missions have been published and he has written three books. He is a trained and experienced mentor, discipler, leader and a passionate teacher of small groups and Bible studies. From 2007 to 2017 Mike served as a fulltime missionary for MTW. Mike served as Team Leader, Church Planter, and Seminary Professor. Mike and his wife Erin served in Honduras in Central America and Equatorial Guinea in Central Africa. Mike currently serves as the Director of the MTW West Coast Hub where he trains and mentors new missionaries from CA, AZ, & NV. Mike is also busy writing his next book.
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Missions Website Launched

We just launched our website to all of our friends and family. We have received a great response and we couldn’t be more happy. Many people have dropped in to visit. It has been a great joy. Our website was designed by our dear friend Erik. He has volunteered his time and effort to advance […]

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Just Returned From Interview and Orientation

This morning Erin and I returned from Atlanta. We just spent the last week at Mission to the World (MTW) headquarters participating in Interview and Orientation (I&O). I&O is a training session for MTW missionaries. There were 20 great people there getting ready to head out on the mission field. It was very exciting to […]

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Off to Interview and Orientation

Tonight Erin and I will board a flight for Atlanta.  We will be at the Mission to the World (MTW) headquarters until November 17th.  For a week we will be attending MTW’s Interview and Orientation (I&O).  While at I&O we will receive a lot of helpful information about organizing the logistics of our missions efforts.  Please pray […]

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Erin’s Last Day on the Job

Tonight Erin works her last shift as a Nurse Manager at Sutter Memorial Hospital .  This is a very significant event.  This launches the financial and prayer support raising period of our missions effort.  Erin and I are stepping out on faith, by quitting our jobs so that we can dedicate ourselves fulltime to support […]

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