Michael grew up at Countryside and was very influenced by the ministry of Scott Nicoll to our youth. Pastor Scott’s passion for ministry, his biblical teaching, and his faithful example left an indelible mark on Michael as he grew and developed in his faith. Pastor Scott noticed his passion for ministry and took it upon himself to mentor and prepare Michael to serve the Lord by ministering to teens. Michael attended Northland International University to major in pastoral studies and interned for two years at Countryside under Pastor Scott to learn his philosophy of ministry and experience the ins and outs of youth ministry. In 2010 Michael began leading our youth ministry as a lay-person, functioning under the oversight of the pastors. In 2013 he was installed as a part-time pastor with a focus on youth ministry then, in 2014, Countryside brought Michael on full-time to oversee our youth and worship ministries. Michael has been married to Kim since 2008 and loves being a father to their three children; Thomas, Mary and Michael.