Mike has been with Gateway since 2008. He’s given leadership to the college ministry, Life Groups, and now is the campus pastor at Gateway’s North Main location.
Mike grew up in north-central Illinois. He graduated from Northern Michigan University in 2003, majoring in Sociology. Mike spent two years interning with Campus Crusade for Christ in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. He also served at a church in Marquette, Michigan, for a couple of years.
Mike and his wife, Sara, have four sons. In his free time, Mike enjoys being with his family and watching Chicago sports teams, especially the Bears and Blackhawks.
Mike can be contacted at: email@example.com
Austin Wilson has called Gateway home since 2011. He has been involved in the Engage college ministry, Joshua’s Men, Life Groups and worship team. Since joining the worship team in 2013, God has grown Austin in his leadership skills through many mentors at Gateway, and he is excited to be leading worship for our North Main campus.
Austin grew up in a small town called West Liberty about an hour South of Findlay. He graduated from the University of Findlay in May 2014, where he studied Finance and International Business. Currently, Austin works as an accountant for Cooper Tire & Rubber Company.
In December 2015, Austin married his wife, Jenna, whom he met on the worship team at Gateway in 2014. They are expecting a daughter in August 2017. Austin could not be more excited to have a little Daddy’s girl! Along with spending time with his growing family and friends, Austin enjoys riding motorcycles, playing guitar, and is a football enthusiast.
What Austin is looking forward to most about North Main is serving our community and showing them what Jesus has done for them. He is excited to be a part of such a passionate leadership team at North Main and can’t wait to see how God uses this new campus to further His kingdom!
Austin can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Laura is married to Troy, her most favorite guy of all time in the history of forever (besides Jesus of course!) They both grew up in Findlay. They have been involved in the children’s ministry at Gateway since 2004. Laura has a teaching degree from BGSU. She is very passionate about helping people of all ages grow in their relationship with Jesus. In their spare time, Troy and Laura used to spend countless hours playing World Of Warcraft on the computer. Now they stay busy taking care of their 3 energetic boys, Tad (8), Crew (6) and Reid (4).
Feel free to ask Laura about the spiritual journey that has led her family to Gateway’s North Main campus. It’s full of trust and obedience in God’s plan, and she loves to tell the story! What is Laura looking forward to most about Gateway’s North Main campus? Doing great things that will bless others and bring glory to God!
Laura can be contacted at: email@example.com
Bill joined the staff of Gateway in August of 2012. Bill has been living a life among college students since 1997, a life focused on showing the reality and love of Jesus. Bills' passion for college students to know Jesus has led him from Texas, California, and most recently Indianapolis.
Seeking to build authentic community where college students can explore the truths of Jesus through conversation, Bill understands that you can not just "talk" about Jesus; you must also live as Jesus lived. Understanding that God, through Jesus, is connecting students to Himself, to each other, and His local church, Bill and others through Engage College Ministries are building a community desiring to show the greatness of Jesus to college students for His glory and the good of all people.
Bill also serves as the GO Team Leader, overseeing Gateway’s missional efforts locally, nationally, and internationally.
Bill has been married since 1997 to a wonderful woman, Heidi, and has 5 kids. Bill loves music, movies, reading, sports, and most of all just hanging out.
Bill can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Will is a CCO Fellow reaching out to students at the University of Findlay and recently graduated from Ohio Northern University with a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing.
"College seemed to become so much more enjoyable once I started going to CCO events, especially Engage" Will comments. "I finally felt that I was attending a Christian place that was both challenging and nurturing, and instead of rehashing the same message over and over, taught me ideas I hadn't thought of before then.
"What I love about CCO is the reach it has. Instead of just having one base and only working there, it works in several areas, which makes working for a local community seem more personal. I love the idea of both helping at a community level and being part of something greater. I look forward to helping guide college students to a healthy college life and Christian life, and show that it's possible to have both!"
Will can be contacted at: email@example.com