Chief Program Officer
Mike graduated from Central Penn College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Before joining ASSETS, Mike worked at Water Street Mission helping develop the StepUp Program which focuses on providing coaching and career readiness training to guests and families experiencing homelessness. Working at Water Street Mission helped Mike gain a better understanding of the underlying traumas and greater systemic challenges that people experiencing homelessness are facing. He believes that trauma-informed poverty alleviation work should be a priority in every city. Prior to working at Water Street Mission Mike served as Executive Pastor for Journey Church helping manage weekly operations while leading student ministry and developing staff culture. Mike also has over ten years of financial services experience working at Belco Credit Union and other financial institutions as a Soft Skills Trainer, Branch Manager, and Consumer Lending Representative. Mike believes in the impact that organizations can have in helping to use business as a force for good while helping to build an economy where everyone can prosper. In 2019, he became a certified Speaker, Leader and Trainer with the John Maxwell Team. Leading people honestly and caring for the “whole person” is what energizes Mike to wake up each day and lead. Mike is a Philadelphia native and currently resides in Lancaster with his wife and 13-year-old daughter. His wife, Gerica is a local entrepreneur who bakes and decorates sugar cookies for events in the Lancaster area.