Why, hello! I'm Michael.
I'm a pastor in Phoenix, Arizona. In my free time, I enjoy teaching photography and shooting landscapes. This site is the hub for my creative works and Christian resources.
get to know me
I was born in 1984, the year Bill Waterson published Calvin and Hobbes. Every Christmas, my father bought me another volume until I'd read them all. Doubtless, the adventures of a mischievous boy and his philosophical tiger contributed to my interests.
From ages eighteen to twenty eight, I ran a successful photography business before following a call to pastoral ministry. I hold an Associates in Biblical Studies (2004) and Masters (M.Div, 2016) from Westminster Seminary in California. In 2017, I was ordained at Phoenix United Reformed Church, where I serve as Assoc. Pastor.
I really love the outdoors. For instance, when I was twenty-five, I rode a bicycle 1500 miles from Port Angeles, Washington, to San Francisco, California, and spent sixty straight nights camping. Ashley's no slouch, either. She does endurance racing and loves camping. We have an adorable son, John, and a cat, Angel.
Nothing gives me greater joy than to preach the Gospel and do my part to prepare the next generation of Christians. I have a special interest in podcasting and audio books. If my abilities serve to increase faith and bring people together, I will be very satisfied.