Mike grew up in the Maple Plain area, where he attended and was confirmed at Christ Lutheran Church. His parents were an important part of his faith journey, and instilled the importance of God and the church in his life in him at an early age.
Mike has three children; Zach (9th grade), Gabby (7th grade), and Megan (2nd grade). He works in accounting at Rhino Inc. and enjoys spending time outdoors, running, and thriller/suspense novels. He has been a member of Zion since 2003.
When I moved to Buffalo, Zion was the first or second church I visited and I immediately felt a connection.
Mike has been involved with Zion’s sanctuary projection system since shortly after it was installed in 2012, first as a backup tech, and now as the lead video tech.
I input the weekly bulletin into the projector software during the week and run the screens during the 8:30 & 10:30 services. I’m in the process of getting a team compiled, ideally looking to have each team member responsible for one Sunday a month.
The team currently includes Darrin B, and has room for new volunteers. Training is provided. Anyone interested in being part of the video tech team is invited to stop by the video booth after a worship service and talk to Mike.
Mike also volunteers with the Children and Family Ministry Team, does data entry for Sunday School attendance records and participates in Trunk or Treat.
I enjoy giving back and helping the church.