Rector Chaplain, Major, United States Air Force Father Michael is originally from the Tacoma, Washington area. For several years he served as a pastor in Pennsylvania, New York and Hawaii. Michael served as a professor and vice president at a Christian college in New York and then as a professor and president of a Bible Institute in Hawaii. Michael moved to Las Vegas, Nevada and joined the United States Air Force Reserves and serves as a Major and Wing Chaplain for all reserve airmen at Nellis Air Force Base in a part-time capacity. His full-time ministry is as Rector of All Saints Episcopal Church. Michael also has served the St. Rose Hospital network as an On-Call Chaplain. Father Michael has a passion for reaching young people and helping those who are marginalized based on any form of discrimination. Michael is married to Kate Engfer and they have 4 beautiful children, Hannah, Rachel, Sarah and Elijah. They have lived in Henderson for about 10 years.
Education Doctor of Ministry, United Lutheran Seminary (Dissertation in Progress) Doctoral Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, Biblical Theological Seminary, Hawaii Theological Seminary and Marywood University Masters of Military Operational Art and Science Degree (In Progress) Clinical Pastoral Education Master of Divinity (Counseling Specialization), Clarks Summit University Master of Ministry (Leadership Specialization), Clarks Summit University Bachelor of Science in Bible and Pastoral Studies (Minor in Greek), Clarks Summit University Bible Certificate, Word of Life Bible Institute Fun Facts Favorite Food: Thai Food Hobbies: Camping with the family, grilling, watching NFL, time with the family, hunting and shooting If you could be any fictional character, who would it be? 007 – James Bond What is your favorite attribute of God? Grace and Forgiveness What is your favorite Bible verse or saying? Matthew22:37-39, “ He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’”