About Me

I am a follower of Christ, a husband, a dad, and a pastor. I serve at Grace Community Church as Executive Pastor. Before this position at GCC I served in multiple family ministry roles as kids, student, and family pastor for 15 years. I’m passionate about communicating, creating environments, and leading leaders, volunteers, and teams (it’s the inner coach in me, I love empowering people to do great things). Thankfully I have a job that allows me to do all three of these things.

Why this blog? I write because I want to be one voice who is willing to help ministry leaders go further, faster. I think it’s selfish to learn and experiment and not share. I hope to be a leader who invests in other leaders and this blog gives me that opportunity. Here I have the chance to think and express out loud what I am learning in life and ministry. I am passionate about the church and family ministry (preschool, children, youth, and college ministry). I write with the family pastor, youth minister, children’s pastor, and lead volunteer in mind. I pray my journey helps people to think, learn, and live.

I am honored you would take time to check this blog out. Would love to hear from you, email me at michael@gcomchurch.com.

Books that have shaped me…

  • Built to Last – Jim Collins
  • Communicating for Change – Andy Stanley
  • Crazy Love – Francis Chan
  • Desiring God – John Piper
  • Good to Great – Jim Collins
  • Messy Spirituality – Mike Yaconelli
  • Your First 2 Years in Student Ministry – Doug Fields
  • Think Orange – Reggie Joiner
  • The Dip – Seth Godin
  • The Purple Cow – Seth Godin
  • Tribes – Seth Godin
  • Visioneering – Andy Stanley

Music I’m listening to…

  • Arcade Fire
  • MuteMath
  • Robbie Seay Band
  • Death Cab for Cutie
  • Avett Brothers
  • John Mark McMillan
  • Switchfoot
  • Manchester Orchestra
  • John Mayer
  • Kristian Stanfill
  • Hillsong United
  • Charlie Hall
  • Coldplay
  • Building 429