Softball and BBQ

Prior to moving to Buffalo, Mike Honsey had spent 12 years in commercial banking as a VP for two large banks in the Kansas City area while his wife, Krista, completed her medical education.

Krista accepted a position with Allina Hospitals and Clinics as an Obstetrician/Gynecologist for Buffalo Hospital, so two-and-a half years ago they moved to Buffalo for her work. This also allowed them to be closer to family in Albert Lea. Upon moving here, Mike decided to stay home with their three daughters, Marley (4), and the twins, Harper and Hayden (2), and he is really enjoying being a stay home dad.

In their search for a new church home in Buffalo, Mike and Krista had attended a few church services at Zion, and then they were part of a Baptism class led by Pastor Luke.

We were amazed at how many of our friends were already members at Zion and it just seemed like a great fit for us.

Mike and Krista are very active people and do their best to live a healthy lifestyle.

Krista is balancing work and family while training for her first marathon. As a part of my daily routine I take the kids to Experience Fitness 5-6 days a week for weight training.

Mike played college baseball and competitive softball for many years and missed it when they moved to Buffalo. He soon heard about the Zion teams in the Churches for Christ Softball League, and Krista urged him to play (he thinks she missed watching him play…).

He already knew some of the guys on the team, but it was also another opportunity to get together and meet new people. Mike has been surprised at how competitive the softball league can be.

There are some good teams but everyone has fun. Last year we split into 2 teams so we have a team for all skill sets. It was a lot of fun to have the families out at the fields on a Friday night in a fun environment, It’s fun to watch Pastor Luke run the bases!

If you are interested in joining one of Zion’s softball teams please talk to Pastor Luke, Myron Crawford or Mike, or attend the interest meeting on Sunday, April 7 at 9:30am.

Mike is also currently serving on Zion’s Fellowship Committee, helping to coordinate the Daddy Daughter Dance coming up on April 6, and putting together a Zion BBQ club to get together with others interested in the art of BBQ. He has also helped serve the community breakfast through Love INC.