BIO

You are welcome to join me in the adventurous journey of transformation IN CHRIST!

As an apprentice of Jesus Christ, His Domain, and His Spirit, I commit myself to follow Him with the goal of integrating God’s Life-Giving Way into reality in everyday life.

Like many before us, I joyfully choose to be a mission-oriented follower of Jesus, living within a grace-based community that lovingly celebrates life while faithfully restoring creation to God’s original intent.

publication21.jpgOur objective is to engage, encourage, and empower others toward maturity in Christ. We believe the mature disciple best leads others to manage the process that transforms cultures into Kingdom reality.

You likewise have a personal election from your Heavenly Father-Son-Spirit to participate in a life transforming adventure that will lead you to experience the Triune God’s divine nature in everyday activities.

Scroll through these pages. Share and discuss these thoughts with your family and friends. Seek a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Whatever way we may help you peel through the noise in today’s culture to truly experience the love, joy, and peace that He promises for His fellow Kingdom apprentices, let us know.

Meanwhile, a little about myself.

You will find I am an expressive, analytical person who enjoys his privacy. The public limelight is not for me. My leader121ship style is simply to coach, develop, and empower you to unleash your God-given potential. When you succeed, we all succeed.  When the work is done, you and everyone else feels good about their contribution and we become stronger as a team and as a people.  Ever notice how self-centered ego gets in the way of effective leadership?

I became a full-time apprentice of Jesus Christ just shy of my twentieth birthday; been married to Jeanne since 1983, the father of one amazing adult daughter, a successful son-in-law, and two awesome grandchildren. I have majored in the commercial real estate investment management arena for the majority of my working life holding senior leadership positions with several national organizations. Currently, I am semi-retired, serve as an adjunct professor of business management with a local faith-based university, facilitate small groups within our faith community, and encourage others to become firmly rooted in Jesus Christ for the advancement of HIS Kingdom through the local Church and marketplace.

Over the years, I have served the Church in various capacities including preaching sermons, teaching adult and teenage Sunday school classes, hosting social activities, facilitating bible studies, ushering group events, managing business affairs, painting walls, sweeping floors, and my favorite, setting up chairs. My formal education includes a PhD in pastoral ministry, a graduate degree in business management, and undergraduate degrees in administration and accounting.

I have lived and battled through the spiritual ignorance phase, survived the legalistic, self-righteousness period, and today kneel in awesome amazement of His lavish grace. I believe Life is a process of being transformed into the image of Jesus Christ for the sake of others as we participate with Him in the adoptive restoration of creation. At the end of the day, our Father-Son-Spirit is GLORIFIED!

We have witnessed the transformation of organizations, faith communities, families, and individuals to flourish because of His lavish grace, Kingdom faithfulness, and the passionate pursuit of excellence. Through it all, life is an inspiring adventure; especially when you are an active learner of Jesus Christ. Every day brings new challenges and opportunities to live by faith, walk in love, and hope on Him.

We currently reside in Southwest Florida after living the majority of our family life in a rural Michigan community that is now being swallowed up with commercial progress. When not working, blogging, spending time with family or friends, biking, scribbling, catching the latest flick, or simply enjoying God’s creation, you will find me inquisitively learning through everyday circumstances and situations how awesomely great HE IS.

Meanwhile, I hope you find this site to engage, encourage, and empower you in your search, discovery, and walk with our Almighty Triune God.

Always Rooting For You In Christ,

Dr. Mike

Encourager, Faith-Integrator, Scribbler

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