As pastor of Geneva Campus Church, Mike is called to teach and live out God’s Word, and to help others to do the same.
Mike started coming to Geneva as a UW student. As he remembers it, the time he spent here and the people he spent time with powerfully shaped his spiritual life and his vocational choice. Mike eventually left Geneva to go to seminary.
Since graduating from Calvin Theological Seminary, Mike has served as a campus minister at the University of South Dakota, been a ship-visiting chaplain in the port of Montreal, and pastored a congregation in Waterloo, Ontario. In 2003, Mike returned to Geneva Campus Church as its pastor.
Mike’s family is an important part of his life and ministry. He and Beth (DeVries) met at Geneva, and got married here in 1983. Beth teaches English as a Second Language. They have three children: Lucy, Zoe and Clio.
Mike pursues a life-long passion for learning (he regularly takes courses at UW in a variety of disciplines). When time permits, Mike also enjoys reading, drawing, painting, photography, biking, kayaking and canoeing.