191 Riverbirch Drive
Fletcher, NC 28732
Areas of expertise
Mike served as VP of Advancement at the church camps in the Southeast United States. He brings both an institutional focus as well as parish experience to his consulting. Mike’s primary areas of expertise include:
- Capital Campaigns
- Judicatory-wide appeals
- Congregational Stewardship
- Annual Fund Development
- Marketing and Sales
- Board Efficiency and Effectiveness
Mike’s recent campaigns are capturing larger lead gifts that results in every gift coming in at a more generous level. His first book: Abundance: Creating a Culture of Generosity was published by Fortress Press in 2020.
Recent Clients Served
- Western Pennsylvania United Methodist Church Camps and Retreat Ministry
- Southern Ohio Synod, ELCA
- Trinity Lutheran Church, Owatonna, MN
- Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Madision, WI
- Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, Burke, VA
- North Carolina Synod, ELCA
- Paradise Point/Diocese of Idaho, Boise, ID
- Saint Paul Area Synod, ELCA
- Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago
- Good Mews Animal Foundation, Marietta GA
- Augsburg Lutheran Church, Winston Salem, NC
- Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Naples, FL
Mike has led the most successful congregation based appeal for any Lutheran institution in the history of the North Carolina Synod. As a consultant, Mike leads congregational stewardship appeals, marketing audits, sales training, and strategic planning. His experience is in fundraising, marketing, quality service and loyalty. Mike leads by example in philanthropy where his family supports outdoor ministry, parish life, and feeding ministries. He has previously served on the board of the ELCA Youth Ministry Network and the National Church Council of the ELCA. Mike is an avid beekeeper and looks forward to you asking him about his bees.
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Contact our team to learn more about the variety of ways we can help non-profits and congregations get to the next level. With a successful track record of over 40 years of fundraising and consulting, we have the tools, knowledge, and experience to help you and your organization succeed.