I am a follower of Christ, a husband, a dad, and a pastor. This is Kozbi and Kelyn who call me dad and I am married to Chelsea...she is nothing short of amazing. I serve an amazing group at Grace Community Church as the Student and Family Pastor. I am passionate about communicating, creating environments, and leading leaders > volunteers > teams (it is the inner coach in me, I love empowering people to do great things). Thankfully I have a job that allows me to do all three of these things.

Why this blog? I write because I have something to say. I think it is selfish to learn and experiment and not share. I want to be a leader to invests in other leaders and this blog gives me that opportunity. This online journal gives me the chance to share what is most important to me. Here I have the chance to think and express out loud what I am learning in life and ministry. I am passionate about the church and family ministry (preschool, children, youth, and college ministry). I write with the family pastor, youth minister, children's pastor, and lead volunteer in mind. I pray my journey helps people to think, learn, and live.

I am honored you would take time to check this blog out. Would love to hear from you, email me at michael@gcomchurch.com.

Books that have shaped me...

  • Built to Last - Jim Collins
  • Communicating for Change - Andy Stanley
  • Crazy Love - Francis Chan
  • Desiring God - John Piper
  • Good to Great - Jim Collns
  • Messy Spirituality - Mike Yaconelli
  • The BIBLE - NLT
  • The Dip - Seth Godin
  • The Purple Cow - Set Godin
  • Tribes - Seth Godin
  • Visioneering - Andy Stanley

Music I am listeining to

  • Arcade Fire
  • MuteMath
  • Robbie Seay Band
  • Death Cab for Cutie
  • Angels and Airwaves
  • Switchfoot
  • Manchester Orchestra
  • John Mayer
  • Kristian Stanfill
  • Hillsong United
  • Charlie Hall
  • Coldplay
  • The National