71Five City Coordinator – Liberty Park

Michael and his wife, Karen are Oregon transplants from Southern California along with their two children Rigel (21) and Acacia (18). Karen is a special education teacher at McLaughlin Middle School and Michael started his work with Youth 71Five Ministries in December 2019. As the 71Five City Coordinator, he feels incredibly blessed to be able to minister to the youth of the Liberty Park neighborhood of Medford and beyond.

After 30 years as a chef, Michael’s transition to full-time ministry has been such a joy and a privilege. Much of the work is similar: teaching, training, mentoring. Now, however, instead of training people to prepare and serve food and drinks, he gets to tell people about the Bread of Life and Living Water.

In his spare time, you will find Michael with his family and loved ones, indulging in his twin passions: people and food. He also enjoys spending time outdoors; hiking, camping, and bicycling; playing with his psychotic black lab, Missy; and all things Star Trek.



71Five City Coordinator – Liberty Park
cell (541) 646-8386

71Five City – Liberty Park

529 Edwards St,
Medford, Oregon 97501
office (541) 779-3275
mail to: 529 Edwards Street, Medford, Oregon 97501  |  (541) 779-3275  |  office@71Five.org