Michael is the Next Generations Pastor at GracePointe Church in Milwaukie OR and has been serving in Student Ministries since he was 19 years old. Michael loves Jesus and loves teaching students God's word, helping them find their hope and identity in Him. When he grows up he wants to be...actually he doesn't want to grow up, if that means he has to do something different. Michael thinks of himself as a youth ministry "lifer". Michael is married to his amazing wife Mary (19 years) and has 7 children between the ages of 3 and 18. They adopted four of their seven kids last year which is the most challenging, exciting, crazy and fulfilling thing they have ever done. Michael is currently working on his DMin in Youth Ministry at Multnomah Seminary.