He was the first ordinand from that diocese’s new Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Ted Gulick (You may know that name… he was Fr. Keith’s rector and friend from Newport-News VA)!
Fr. Mike has served the Episcopal Church 25 years, beginning his ministry in Louisville, KY as a curate where he worked with the Young and Adult ministry, as he served as the Assistant Rector (1996-2000). It was in that season that Mike and Kim added their daughters Madison and Bentley to their family. He took his first call at St. Thomas’ where he served as rector for 10 faithful and productive years. God’s call took them to St. John’s Episcopal Church in Fort Smith, AR to be nearer Kim’s family (2010-2023). Along the way, Fr. Mike has served as President of the Executive Committee, Commission on Ministry and the Standing Committee in his previous dioceses.
Fr. Mike is an avid golfer, swimmer, smoker (i.e., BBQ) hiker and lover of outdoor activities. Kim and Mike love to travel, especially now that they are empty-nesters. He is a big sports fan and is excited to get back into the local teams.
“St. Peter’s is a return “home” to Ohio for me and a new adventure on the Lake for us! I am excited to be a part of this wonderful community and lead the revitalization of this historic parish! I look forward to welcoming all to this spiritual place and journey with you as we experience the presence of God in all we do!” Mike+