Pastor Michael was born on October 28, 1975 in Sioux Center, IA to Lyle and Beth Ten Haken, the oldest of three boys. He and his family moved to Worthington, MN in 1979 where he attended Worthington Christian Grade School. He graduated from Southwest Christian High School in 1994.
After high school he enrolled at Dordt College in Sioux Center, IA and graduated from there in 1998 with a B.A. Degree in Philosophy and was also enrolled in the Pre-Seminary Program. While there he met Jessica Radsma from St. Catharines, ON Canada. They were married on August 2, 1997.
After graduating from Dordt College, Michael worked in the Admissions Office for seven years as an Admissions Counselor and Associate Director of Admissions. During that time, they made their home both in Sioux Center and Hull and had two of their children, Zachary (1999) and Bethany (2001).
In 2005, Michael left the college and worked at American State Bank as a loan officer and personal banker until 2008 when he returned to Dordt as their Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator for two years. During that time, their third child, Alex (2009) was born.
In the Summer of 2010, Michael enrolled in the Master of Divinity program at Calvin Theological Seminary, and moved with his family to Grand Rapids, MI. He graduated in May of 2013 and accepted our call to come be our pastor.
The Ten Haken Family enjoys music, camping, and watersports together. Jessica also enjoys crafting. (Michael does not.) Rather he enjoys cooking things on the grill and eating them...
We are so pleased to have Pastor Michael and his family here to live with and do ministry together here at Pease Church!