Pastor Mike is grateful to serve his Lord among the kind and faithful people at ECC who called him as Senior Pastor in October 2008. Mike shares his passion for Jesus and God's life-changing word as he preaches, leads and cares for the people of the church. He loves to witness God changing people's hearts and believes that Jesus offers a new and joyful life to everyone.
Before moving to Springfield, Mike served as Pastor of the Covenant church in Lansing, MI for eight years. He holds a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (S. Hamilton, MA) and has done additional academic work at North Park Theological Seminary (Chicago, IL). He also holds a B.A. in International Relations from William Jewell College (Liberty, MO). Mike is married to a wonderfully gifted woman named Laura, whom he met at Gordon-Conwell, where she was earning a Master of Arts in Theological Studies. They have been blessed with two exceptional children, David and Noelle, and live in Wilbraham. Mike loves to spend time with his family, enjoys a friendly round of golf, cannot get enough news and politics, and thinks he is pretty handy in the kitchen.
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Pastor Tim is the son of a Covenant Pastor who has been involved in youth ministry to some degree since 1989, and as a youth pastor since 1994.Since graduating from North Park College in 1993 with a Youth
Ministry/Psychology degree, he has served at churches in Attleboro, MA; East Hampton, CT; and Rockford, IL. He joined the ECC Springfield family in July 2007. Of possible interest to New England Covenanters, Tim was on staff at Squanto for three consecutive summers (92-94).
Pastor Tim loves New England, not because of the ocean, seafood, or its winters, but due to the amazing rocky terrain best enjoyed astride his Kona steed (i.e. mountain bike). He also enjoys playing basketball, foot ball, ultimate Frisbee, cards, and a number of made up games spawned in his warped mind that he employs with the youth. Tim also loves movies, and a variety of obscure Christian bands primarily found in the alternative/heavy/screamo/ metal/extreme categories of rock-and-roll.
Pastor Tim has been happily married to his wonderfully supportive wife Kerri since 1996. They have three adorable children in Jacob, Ruby and Nathan, each of whom you would undoubtedly run into (literally) if you were to visit church on a Sunday morning or Wednesday evening.