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Fr. Michael is the parish’s seventh Rector and began his ministry with us with in 1999.  He came to us after serving twelve years as Rector of St. Anne’s Church, Warsaw, Indiana.  His first cure following seminary was at St. Mark’s Church, Cocoa, Florida where he served as a Curate. Fr. Michael received a BA in Psychology from the University of Central Florida and attended Nashotah House Theological Seminary receiving a M. Div. in May of 1985.  A native of Orlando, Florida, Fr. Michael is married to the former Jill Richards, Lakeland, Florida, and they have two grown children, Cameron and Cho.
 
What excites you about Trinity-by-the-Cove?
The parish’s mission statement, informed by the baptismal covenant, points the way for the parish’s life and ministry.  I continue to be inspired by the community’s desire for quality worship, intentional Christian formation for all ages, abundant service to others and their ability and commitment to enjoying one another’s company. 
 
What excites you about ministry?
I experience a great sense of satisfaction in having the opportunity to share in leading the ministry of Trinity-by-the-Cove.  We are blessed with a parish family that is committed to growing in its knowledge of love of God in Christ Jesus and is not afraid to incarnate it by word and deed in the parish, the local community, nation and world. Being a part of such a vital parish is rewarding and I can’t imagine being anywhere else!