Pastor Mike Minnix

  • What inspires you?   There are lots of things that inspire me....a beautiful Spring (or Fall) morning with bright sunshine and birds singing, a child laughing and playing, but most of all I find it inspiring when the people of God gather and sing God's praises.
  • What are some of your favorite books?   My favorite book is Genesis....I'm still learning from it and plumbing the depths of its meaning.  I also love several books written by Rabbi Harold Kushner, especially "When Bad Things Happen to Good People," and "When All You've Ever Wanted Isn't Enough." 
  • What do you do when you’re not at work?  I spend as much time as I can in my workshop where I restore antique furniture:  chairs, tables chests in oak, maple and walnut mostly.  I also restore the seats of chairs:  cane, splint and rush.  It's all great therapy!!
  • What’s the coolest part of your job? My main job right now is being retired.  Sleeping in most mornings is the best part!!
  • If you could have any super power, which would you want? I'd want to be invisible so I could find out what people really say in the church parking lot after worship on Sundays!!
  • What’s the best meal you ever had?  I've had so many good meals that it's hard to say.  But I guess the best meal I ever had was the last one.
  • What’s the most interesting place your feet have ever been?  I think the most interesting place my feet have ever been is walking the aisles of Westminster Abbey in London, standing next to the tomb of Queen Elizabeth I, and seeing the burial place of Anne Boleyn in the Tower of London.
  • You’re at the local ice cream shop.  What’s your go to flavor?  At Massey's in Carlisle they sometimes have Nutter Butter ice cream...that's the best.  Second is teaberry.
  • Who would play you in a movie about your life?   Abraham Lincoln (you didn't say he had to be alive....might as well let my imagination run wild!!)
  • Do you have any nicknames (that you can type here)?  Why/How did you get it?  Lots of latest was given to me by Pastor Jason:  Saint Michael.  One of my grandmothers called me "Mikey Doodle."  I like Saint Michael better.

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