Minister

MJHess_family400x400Mike grew up in the Middle Creek COB and transferred his membership to Chiques COB shortly after marrying his wife Kristen in September 2010.  Mike was called to the free ministry at Chiques in November 2013 by the congregation during council meeting.  In addition to serving on the ministry team at Chiques, Mike enjoys teaching Sunday School classes of all ages and being active in home-groups, which is a mid-week small group bible study offered at Chiques that provides opportunity to meet in the homes of one another at Church to fellowship and grow in our walk with Jesus Christ together through the studying of His word.

Apart from the ministry at Chiques, Mike is self-employed as the owner of Hess Tent Rental LLC, located in Manheim.  As a business owner in the local community, Mike’s desire is that the work he and his employees do in the corporate world may lead to opportunities for others’ to see that their business has been built on honesty, integrity, and the desire that their love for Jesus Christ may be evident to all those they come in contact with.

Outside of ministry and work, Mike enjoys every opportunity he has to spend in the woods hunting and playing softball.  Mike’s wife, Kristen, is a family physician at Norlanco Family Medicine in Elizabethtown.  They live in the borough of Manheim and look forward to starting a family and continuing to walk alongside of Christ in the journey He leads them.  James 1:19-27 have been verses that they keep close to their hearts.