About Mike


For nearly 20 years, after receiving his Masters of Divinity from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, Mike has served churches in Southeast and Central Ohio, currently at All Saints Lutheran Church in Worthington, Ohio.  He received his Bachelors of Arts in History from Miami University, and certification as a professional coach from Erickson College International.   


Mike has been featured in the Columbus Dispatch, and published articles in The Lutheran and on pastors.com.   He is the author of Your Life...Improvised: 7 Secrets to Help You Be Happy, Live Freely, and Connect with God and Others Naturally, as well as Your Ministry...Improvised: The definitive guide to create an irresistible church and an audio program, Better Preaching Through Improvisation


For Mike, coaching is more than a job.  He’s on a mission to create strong leaders who make a big impact in the world.  


He wakes up every morning with a smile on his face because his clients are thriving.  They're using coaching to discover innovative ideas for minisry, communicate more effectively, and create a vision for mission.

As a coach he is the director of Nine Seventeen Coaching, as well as the Southern Ohio Synod Coaching Coordinator for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.


Read Mike's article published by The Lutheran magazine:​ Lessons from Improv - Carrying your ministry team through conflict

My Expertise


  • Coaching

  • Leadership Development

  • Team Building

  • Effective Preaching

  • Influence