Mike has been a long time supporter and leadership volunteer for ELM and its predecessor bodies. The Board and staff enthusiastically welcome him to this new role.
Mike writes, “Since 1990, my spouse Judy and I have actively supported ELM’s mission and work. By our personal experience, prayer and study we are convinced that the ministers and ministries of ELM proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ compassionately and courageously.” He previously served as a board member and co-chair of Lutheran Lesbian & Gay Ministries and Call Process Coordinator for ELM. Mike was elected to a three-year term on the board and will share the Co-Chair role with the Rev. Jen Nagel.
Mike currently serves as senior pastor at Lutheran Church of the Reformation on Capitol Hill and resides in Washington, D.C. with his family. Prior to his current call, Mike served as president of Lutheran Volunteer Corps for over six years. Ordained in 1995, he also served congregations in New York and California.