Mike is a native of Aberdeen, South Dakota, husband, father of 8, and grandfather of 5. He has
been active in various aspects of ministry since high school and has a great love for the Church.
He attained a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling where he worked with individuals,
families, and multiple ethnic groups predominantly in the fast paced ever-changing environment
of treatment centers. The Lord eventually lead him out of the counseling field and into service of
the church through DRE/youth ministry work. He eventually became the director of the local
Newman Center. Mike has a passion for helping others find their true identity in the Lord as well
as forming a relationship of constant communication with him. Mike’s life, and that of his family,
has been transformed by Encounter and he is dedicated to helping others experience the
fullness of life that the Lord is offering. He loves to dive into the practical application of our faith
to our everyday lives so that we can be a transforming force in the world around us. It is his
deep desire to live, and teach others how to live, in such a way that others know how the Lord
loves them simply by interacting with us!
Tammy is a homeschooling mom of eight with three children yet in the home. Her passion for evangelism began after high school, joining N.E.T. ministries for a year. During that year, worship through music became a very intimate way to enter into child-like joy, surrender and union with God. Her favorite place to be is attending Holy Mass with her family. Tammy’s passion for teaching others and sharing testimony about Jesus’ transforming love has been a theme of the last 30 years, through giving talks on Fatima and the Saints responses to God’s love, marriage, Christian dating and assisting in various retreats. She is most excited to share and help others discover the transformation she has experienced through Encounter. Their solid and mature formation process coupled with the community of prayer support solidified her identity in the Father’s love, promoted inner healing and renewal of mind and understanding of the particular charisms the Father is cultivating in her. She is thrilled to be a part of empowering disciples through God’s love, so that all in their spere of influence can be invited to receive Jesus’ love and enter into fellowship with the lover of their souls. In her free time, she loves to network people together, as well as to get out in nature, especially on a good day-hike!
Meet the Rest of the Team!
This diocese has reviewed and welcomed Encounter Ministries.
“I am convinced that in order to build a culture of ‘Lifelong Catholic Missionary Discipleship through God’s Love‘ in the Diocese of Sioux Falls, the gifts of the Holy Spirit must be known, asked for and put to use when they are received. By ministering the power of God’s love in action, we can more effectively draw all people to Christ and his Church…I see your desire to pursue this effort [Encounter Aberdeen Satellite Campus] as an authentic personal response to our diocesan vision, and a grace from God.” -Most Reverend Donald E. DeGrood
Welcome to the Aberdeen Campus!
God has amazing plans for our region and He wants disciples that are hungry to not only proclaim his kingdom but to demonstrate the supernatural love of God through the power of the Holy Spirit. We invite you to join us in this mission!
SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH
411 Third Ave. SE
Aberdeen, SD 57401
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