Mike has spent the past 20 years working with young people in churches in California, Kansas, and Idaho. Currently he serves as the associate professor of youth and family ministry at Northwest Nazarene University. He still attends the church in which he last worked as youth pastor and now serves on the board there as an advocate for youth and family ministry. Mike holds degrees from California Polytechnic State University (BS in Business Administration), Nazarene Theological Seminary (Master of Religious Education) and Fuller Theological Seminary (D.Min. Youth, Church, and Culture). Mike has been married to Sandy for 14 years and they enjoy playing, camping and traveling with Spencer (9) and McKenna (7). When he is not reading, writing, correcting, advising, teaching, or preparing. . . Mike loves to wrestle with his kids and have family dance parties.