A little bit of background on Pastor Mike
Pastor Mike grew up in Helotes and is excited to be back in the San Antonio area. He graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree focusing on Management. While in college and thereafter, he worked at a local insurance company and was involved with the youth and young adult ministries of his home congregation as well as serving on church council. Upon discerning the call to become a pastor, he attended Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota obtaining a certification in youth ministry in addition to the Master of Divinity degree.
Pastor Widner has served as Associate Pastor for congregations in Brenham, Texas, Katy, Texas, Syracuse, Nebraska and Alexandria, Minnesota. Each congregation had differing responsibilities for him, which included confirmation, youth, and young adults, small group ministries, Milestones Ministries, faith formation for all ages, ministry with elders along with the usual pastoral duties of preaching, leading worship, pastoral care and presiding over the sacraments, weddings, and funerals.
Pastor Mike has one daughter, Violet, “who is one of the great joys in my life and continues to astound me.” Beyond spending time with family and friends, he enjoys photography, volleyball, gardening and watching movies. “I enjoy getting to know people and having fun as we walk together through life, exploring the incredibly gracious and profound love that God pours upon us through Christ.”