Mike believes that the church is called to be a servant church, following Jesus, “who came, not to be served, but to serve.” Mike considers the arts in worship to be essential. He has co-authored five published musicals focused on issues of social justice. Mike served for many years as the worship chair for the former Kansas West Conference. He was also Worship Chair for the 2016 South Central Jurisdictional Conference of the United Methodist Church. In his free time, Mike enjoys playing Bach and bluegrass on his mandolin. However, his greatest joy is spending time with his family.