Michael and Batina, and their kids, Jude, Sofia and Amelia, moved to Oregon from San Antonio, TX. Having grown up in the church, he accepted Jesus at 15 yrs old and was baptized at a youth camp. Since then Michael has pursued a passion for the local church serving in multiple areas of youth ministry, worship leading, worship arts, communication, and administration. In 2016, Michael and Batina felt the call to enter pastoral ministry full time and God called him to his role here at the Eugene Church of God (Seventh Day). His passion is to see the local church grow and the love and hope of Jesus Christ spread to our community.