Mike was born and raised right here in the Capital Region; Halfmoon to be specific, a small hamlet placed between 3 towns with no postal code of its own. He had a radical conversion to the Christian faith in 2011 and has taken to being a student of the Scriptures. He earned a degree in Bible from Clarks Summit University and did an internship with Terra Nova Church (Saratoga), where he met his wife, Jessica.
He and Jess have been with Engage since its inception in 2018. He currently works as a Loan Officer for Broadview Federal Credit Union where he assists both current, and future members achieve their financial goals and dreams.
Mike lives in Troy, NY with Jessica and three cats (Calvin, Bruce, and Yogi) with whom he is well pleased.
What’s your favorite thing about Engage Albany?
Being able to see God work in a part of our country that has been written off as unchurched, unreached, and otherwise undesirable. It is super encouraging to be able to serve where others won’t.
What are your hobbies?
I love to draw, play music, read, and write. I’ve kept a blog for the last 10 years. I also love music and collect vinyl, cassettes, and cds of all varieties of genres.
I love fiction and non-fiction and am usually in the middle of a couple books of different genres. I’m a big fan of Raymond Chandler, Tad Williams, Keats, and Poe as well as the church fathers, Spurgeon, Owens, and of course “Uncle” Tim Keller.
What Is Your Claim To Fame?
Anyone who knows me has heard a story that starts with the disclaimer, “This happened before I was a believer.” The following is not one of them:
While working for a large medical institution in 2018 doing medical billing, I assisted both Richard Gere and his wife with processing a medical claim.