Michael is a product of Trinity in Ruston and his story is one that has come full circle. Michael was born in Ruston and was baptized, confirmed, and commissioned for ministry through Trinity UMC. After years of other career interests, he began to discern a call into pastoral ministry which led him into the mission field. From 2012-2016, Michael served as a missionary to the Khmer people of Cambodia where he met his wife, Lida. They now have three wonderful children.
Michael graduated from Louisiana Tech with a degree in Psychology with a minor in English.
He is currently completing his M.Div. with an emphasis in Wesleyan Studies at Saint Paul School of Theology in Leawood, Ks. while serving as the Associate Pastor at Trinity. He is a confirmed Candidate for Ordained Ministry in the United Methodist Church and a Licensed Local Pastor with the Louisiana Conference. Previously, Michael served as Director of Youth Ministries at McGuire UMC in West Monroe and as Pastor at Ohio Street UMC in Butler, Mo.
Michael has a passion for discipleship, missions, and evangelism. He is excited to be back at Trinity and give back to a church that has already given him so much support on his faith journey.