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Meet the Elders: Michael

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Have you ever wondered who the Elders are at The Well? Check out part two in our Meet the Elders series to get to know another leader in our church.

This week… Meet Michael. Michael is an Elder on the Directional Team. We asked Michael a couple questions to help you get to know him a little better.

1. What books are on your nightstand?

No Limits: Blow the CAP Off Your Capacity by John Maxwell, God Dreams: 12 Vision Templates for Finding and Focusing Your Church’s Future by Will Mancini, Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us by Seth Godin, Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl, The Bible by God via a bunch of inspired men...

2. What’s the biggest prayer you’ve seen God answer?

The salvation of my children and His continued work of sanctification

3. Tell us about your favorite vacation spot.

Tulum, Mexico: sand, crystal clear water, no cell service, limited electricity, Mexican food

4. How did you meet your wife?

We played in a rock band together

5. What are you watching on Netflix right now?

Last Man Standing

6. What does your morning routine look like?

6 a.m. Mind – Body – Spirituality Growth, reading books listed above and select blogs, writing blog. 9 a.m. I start work.

7. When you were 16 years old, did you ever think you would be the Elder of a church?

At 16, I swore I would never be a pastor. By 16.5, I surrendered to ministry and by 17 I was a Youth Pastor of a church.

8. Are you the only, oldest, middle, or youngest child?


9. What’s for dinner tonight?

In my mind: I’m having the best chiles rellenos ever.

Reality: I’m having whatever Matt picked up off the Whole Foods buffet at lunch for our Elders Meeting. I think that counts as leftovers!

10. What are you learning about life and following Jesus?

Being used by God is great, but irrelevant. God used Pilate, Judas, even a donkey. If God can use a donkey, maybe I shouldn’t care so much about being used. However, I do need to care about my relationship with Christ. Christ, who is sovereign, wants to know me and wants me to know Him – that is far more important.