Michael worries the church is often waiting on God to send back a crowd. But God’s expecting the church to carry Love to the world and to engage more people in the Gospel. As an openly gay pastor, he recognizes both the need for and promise in the church changing and growing. After serving pastorates in East Harlem and Flatbush, he served as the UCC NY Conference’s Regional Conference Minister, also in New York City. He hopes to help Old First reach farther, welcome and serve more, and change lives and the world.