Mike joined the Good Shepherd staff in the summer of 2015 as the Youth & Family Minister, which is what brought him to Texas. In this role, he develops, implements, coordinates, and evaluates programming to engage, support, and empower teenagers, adolescents, and their families in their spiritual formation and to fully involve them in the life of the parish. Mike is originally from North Carolina and went to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he earned undergraduate degrees in History and Religious Studies. Mike is happily married to his wife, Mary Bess. In his time away from Good Shepherd, he is an active musician and also enjoys cooking, reading, riding his bike, catching live music, pulling for the Tar Heels, spending time with my wife (and their cat, Winston), and watching dumb, super-hero movies/shows.