Why, hello! I'm Michael.
I'm a pastor at Phoenix United Reformed Church in Arizona. This site is where I share useful resources I've found online, as well as my own creative works.
I was born in 1984, the same year Bill Waterson published his first Calvin and Hobbes book. From the time I could read, my dad gifted me another edition each year, until I'd read them all. As it turns out, that clever cartoon boy and his philosophical tiger imparted to me a lasting love of creativity, deep thinking, and humor.
At eighteen, I completed an A. A. in Biblical Studies (2004). For the next ten years, I owned a successful commercial photography business and had the pleasure of traveling to many States and countries. Over time, however, my deeper passion became Christian ministry. Upon completing a four-year degree from Westminster Seminary in California (M.Div, 2016) , I was ordained at Phoenix United Reformed Church, where I serve as Assoc. Pastor.
My wife, Ashley, and I love the outdoors. We camp whenever possible and have visited nearly a dozen National Parks. When I was twenty-five, I completed a solo-bicycle ride from Port Angeles, WA, to San Francisco, CA, traveling 1500 miles and camping sixty consecutive nights. Ashley enjoys endurance racing and has participated in Ragnar. We have one son, John, and a cat, Angel.
Nothing gives me greater joy than preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ and helping prepare the next generation of Christian disciples. If my abilities serve to increase others’ faith and unity, I will be very satisfied.