Pastor Mike came to Cross and Crown in January of 2017.
Pastor Mike was born in South Dakota, but at the age of one moved to CA when his father, Pastor Gerald Geiger took a ministry call to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Belmont, CA. Pastor Mike grew up there, in the Bay Area of California. He attended High School at California Lutheran High School in Southern California. College at Northwestern College in Wisconsin. Graduate school at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary (Mequon, WI) for a Masters in Divinity. In 1997, he was assigned to establish a mission church in Cary, North Carolina (daughter church of Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Raleigh, NC). He served there at Tree of Life Lutheran Church for 12 years and then accepted a call to Good Shepherd to help bring their vision to reality. He served at Good Shepherd Burnsville, MN for 7.5 years (Lead Pastor 2015-2016; Associate Pastor for Adult Discipleship, Outreach and Worship 2009-2015).
Pastor Mike loves the preaching and teaching ministry and helping people, wherever they are in their spiritual walk, to grow in faith and godly living, following the passage “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18).
Working alongside Pastor Mike is his wife, Christy, who has a love for ministry, communication and outreach. Christy runs her own business & leadership coaching business, Synergy Strategies, which she started in 2002; she also works in health and wellness in a 2nd business with Melaleuca. Pastor Mike and Christy have two girls, Mikylie (15) and Mikenna (11). As a family the Geiger’s enjoy game nights, exploring and walks/biking.
The Geiger’s look forward to meeting you and getting to know you!