Mike is a native of Waynesville, NC. He came to Brevard in July 2012 after serving as Senior Pastor at First United Methodist Church- Asheboro for ten years. He received his B.A. degree in Religion from Wofford College (1981) in Spartanburg, S.C., and his Master of Divinity from Duke Divinity School (1985). He has been under appointment as a pastor since 1985, and has served churches in Waynesville (Elizabeth Chapel- Maple Grove, 1985-91), Mooresville (Triplett, 91-95), and Marion (First UMC, 1995-2002) prior to going to Asheboro.
Mike is married to the former Kay McKenzie (Columbia, SC) and they have a daughter, Ashleigh, who is a 2012 graduate of Asheboro High.