Dr. Michael Gardner is our new Senior Pastor, effective July 1, 2012. He is the 10th Senior Pastor in the seventy-year history of Old Mission church. Mike and his wife, Ann, most recently served the First United Methodist Church in Wichita, Kansas for the last eight years, where he preached to an audience of up to 30,000 viewers each Sunday through the Church's TV Ministry. Dr. Gardner has degrees from Baker University in Baldwin City and St. Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, and a doctorate from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. He has passion for preaching and worship, strategic leadership, and church renewal. He has devoted his ministry to leading large multiple-staff congregations in times of renewed vision.
Mike and Ann have been married since 1978, and they have four young adult children, and nine grandchildren in four different cities. The Gardners live in old Leawood. Check out Mike's weekly blog, "Old Mission / New Vision", at http://oldmission.typepad.com.