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Music Can Speak To Us

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Mike grew up in north central Iowa and attended a small Baptist church.

The Old Rugged Cross is a special hymn for me. Growing up, this was a hymn that my great aunt sang at many funerals and church services. Each time I hear it, it takes me back.

It wasn’t until I turned 20 that I was baptized, and I remember the happy look on my Grandfather Hoff’s face that day.

Mike has lived in Rockford, with his wife Jill, since they were married in 2000.

After Jill and I moved to Rockford we were looking around for a church and tried out Zion. Pastor Ed grabbed us as we were walking in. After that very service, we were attending the new members class. Imagine if he had been a used car salesman….

Zion is a warm, inviting church with lots of variety and opportunities to get involved.

Mike had been in Zion’s Senior Choir for one year when their children were very young, and this year he and Jill have both joined the choir.

Music can speak to us in ways the spoken word can’t always achieve. I enjoy the camaraderie and the chance to create new friendships at church.

After serving a term on the Church Council, Mike stayed involved with the Stewardship Committee.

Want to learn more about the Stewardship Committee and how you can get involved? Please talk to me, we are always looking for new members!

Mike enjoys CrossFit and activities like video games, Japanese anime, and WWE wrestling with daughters Ellie, a senior getting ready to graduate from Rockford High, and Tia, a freshman at Rockford High. They also have 2 rescue dogs, who he refers to as ‘7 Legs of Mayhem’ (their youngest dog had one of his hind legs removed due to an infection).

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