Born in Leigh, Lancashire, Mike spent many of his formative years in Co Mayo, Ireland. After school, he joined an enclosed religious order and upon leaving the monastery started work in social / probation work.
He spent many years involved in the house church / Pentecostal church before being called into the Church of England.
Most of his working life was in event production management, before training for ordination at St. John Nottingham.
He served his curacy in a council estate. He has been Rector of Christ Church Harpurhey for the past 8 years and Area Dean of North Manchester for 5 years. He's been involved in New Wine leader network for many years.
He has grown local churches in tough urban areas working collaboratively with all God people in building a bigger church making a bigger difference.
Mike is married to Nicola and has two adult children and two grandsons.