Mike grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. After his high-school graduation, he attended the University of North Carolina where he received a B.A degree in Psychology in 1980. He worked for several years as a Probation Officer for the State of North Carolina before enrolling in Union Theological Seminary to study for the Ministry.
He graduated from Union with a Doctor of Ministry degree in 1986 and began his work as a Pastor. He served Churches in Texas, Virginia, and North Carolina before coming to Summerville Presbyterian Church in January of 2004. During his tenure, he has served on numerous Community and Church Boards and he is active in the Summerville area.
He and his wife, Donna Shelton, have been for 35 years and they are the parents of three adult children. With what free time he has, he enjoys reading and playing golf. Mike enjoys getting to know the people of our church and he would welcome any opportunity to meet those who are new to the area and have questions about our Church.