Pastor Mike is the director of biblical counseling at Mars Hill Ballard where he oversees biblical counseling and Redemption Groups. He’s been at Mars Hill since 2000. In the fall of 2003 he began overseeing Community Groups and, in July 2004, joined staff. In January 2007, he began leading biblical counseling ministries as well before eventually shifting to solely leading biblical counseling and Redemption Groups, which he shared a critical part in developing. He is married to Trisha and together they have six children, two of whom were adopted from Latvia. He enjoys reading and research and is the author of Redemption: Freed by Jesus from the Idols We Worship and the Wounds We Carry.