Mike joined CIY in September 2014 as director of Believe – CIY’s weekend event for junior high students. In this role he provides concepts and execution in ways that are specifically focused on Jr. high students. Prior to coming to CIY he served as the preteen and Jr. high pastor at Sun Valley Community Church near Phoenix, AZ. He also worked three years prior to that as the Jr. high pastor at Mesa Baptist Church. Mike attended Arizona Christian University, where he met his wife, Cindy. They have three girls – Brielle, Braelyn and Briarly.