Mike was born and raised in San Diego.
While on a 3-month mission trip in college, Mike felt the call to go into full-time ministry. In 2011, Mike graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Applied Communication with a minor in Religious Studies. He completed his Masters in Christian Ministry from Southern California Seminary in 2017.
After 7 years as a music leader at his church, Mike started working with youth in 2012 having started youth programs from scratch at two different churches. Currently, he serves as Pastor of Students and Community at La Mesa Village Church and oversees Waypoint Youth Outreach. Mike started serving with UYC as a pastor partner in 2015 and joined the staff team in 2019. He currently oversees La Mesa and does most of the Graphic design for UYC.
In 2015, Mike married his beautiful wife, Samantha, and together they have two children, Lincoln and Liberty. He is an avid Aztec and Lakers fan and has a difficult-to-explain relationship with the Chargers. Other than sports, Mike's interests include West Coast Swing, theology, video games, and cooking. Lastly, he is a 3rd wave coffee drinker; if you know, you know.
MIKE ANDERSON, LA MESA & GRAPHICS, MIKE@UYC.ORG