Mike Pate

As Executive Director of Camping, Mike shepherds our three great camps and outdoor education LLC.  Mike's strength is leadership.  He has navigated the camps through fires, natural disasters and economic challenges.  Our camps minister to tens of thousands of people of all ages every year.  Under Mike's leadership, the camps have doubled in impact, size and revenue in the past 10 years.  Mike's emphasis on great camping programs and hospitality toward guests helps each of these ministries achieve their mission of helping people "see, know and experience God."
Mike lives at Thousand Pines with his bride, Shell, and their four children. He enjoys travel, options trading, Molokai, playing the drums, boats and being with his family. His favorite books are The Success Principles by Jack Canfield and Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum.