"Before moving to Southern California in 2009 with his wife, Janna, to attend The Master's Seminary, Mike received a B.A. in Italian and an M.Ed in Foreign Language from Rutgers University. He has had the privilege of teaching middle school Italian in Central New Jersey. Mike has served on staff at Grace Community Church since 2010, having served first in the Assimilation department and now as Pastor of Local Outreach Ministries, which includes overseeing Fundamentals of the Faith classes, local evangelism, and five foreign-language Bible studies. He also pastors the GraceLife adult fellowship group alongside Phil Johnson."