Michelle has served as senior pastor of Coast Vineyard since 2006. Ever since Jesus saved her life in 1991, she has been passionate about participating with Jesus in his extravagant and unreasonable love for all humanity in the midst of all our brokenness. She loves both teaching and learning and being part of a church community that is spurring each other on to grow in following Jesus together. In addition to pastoring Coast, she is currently pursuing a PhD in Practical Theology from Fuller Seminary. Her hobbies are hiking, kayaking, travel, and spending time with her kids. She has three biological children who have grown up to be her dearest friends, an amazing daughter in-law and grandson, and three teenage foster children.