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Mike Tiesenga

Campus Staff/Deacon

A bit about Mike!

Favorite Bible Stories: So many good ones, Jeremiah 32, Exodus 33, John 21

Book Recommendation: The Count of Monte Cristo

Favorite Quote: “[U]ntil the day when God will deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is contained in these two words,—’Wait and hope. ‘” – Count of Monte Cristo


Current/Favorite Music: Judah and the Lion, John Mark McMillan, NeedtoBreathe, Jon Foreman

Favorite Snacks: Mike n Ikes, Peanut Butter Cups

Favorite places around Kalamazoo: Lillian Anderson Arboretum, I love walking around the Ring Road too

What do you love about WMU: I love how everything is walkable, I love the open sky and the pond, I love how genuine the people are.

Why is the good news of Jesus good news to you:
I’ve made a lot of mistakes but by the love of God through Jesus all have been forgiven and are being redeemed and I have been welcomed in as a son.


What do you do around H2O:
I get to do a bit of everything: I help with the website/social media and with pictures and videos, I get to do some music on Sundays,  and I help the church tell their stories through our slices of life. 

A little bit more about Mike:
I’m married to an amazing woman (Rachael) and we have a wonderfully wild little boy (Jalen) and a strong little girl (Willow).
I love getting outside, I love enjoying a good story, I thoroughly enjoy all sports, and I’m willing to try just about anything at least once.