Profile—Father John Michael Strachan

Posted by on Jan 29, 2014 in Profiles, Updates

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On January 18, 2014, Bishop Morales ordained John Michael (Mike) Strachan to the Sacred Order of Priests at All Souls Anglican Church in Wheaton, IL. Get to know Fr. Strachan—

Hometown:
I grew up in Miami, FL, but we have lived in Illinois since 2000.

Family:
Michelle (Spouse), Anna (Daughter), and Joshua (Son)

Education (& why have you studied what you’ve studied):

  • BA in Biblical Studies from The Masters College, 2004
  • MA in Biblical Exegesis from Wheaton College, 2006
  • MA in Historical and Systematic Theology from Wheaton College, 2007
  • ThM in New Testament from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 2008
  • PhD in Religious Studies with an emphasis in Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity (in progress) from Marquette University

Why? Because I’ve always wanted to be a teacher and preacher of the Word of God, and I very much enjoy academic studies.

Work Experience:

  • T-Mobile, Sales Representative – 2006-Present
  • Wheaton College Graduate School, Guest Lecturer, 2012-Present
  • All Souls Anglican Church, Coordinator of Christian Education, 2011-2013
  • All Souls Anglican Church, Director of Education (and now Assisting Priest), 2013-Present

Favorite ministry experience:
Baptizing our three-week old son the day after my ordination to the Sacred Order of Priests.

Most challenging ministry experience:
Praying with our friends moments after they found out their young son had cancer.

Who has influenced you:
Jesus, Paul, N. T. Wright, William Varner, Greg Beale, John Piper, and Father Johnson.

Finish this sentence! I have a weakness for …
SweetTarts.

Favorite food:
Rocky’s Choice at Benihanas.

Most embarrassing music you’ve listened to recently or movie you’ve seen recently:
Most of my music listening and television/movie watching is dominated by my toddler’s preferences, and it’s all embarrassing.

What else should we know about you:
I love all things Lord of the Rings, Narnia, and Harry Potter, and I’m a devoted fan of the Miami Dolphins.

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