FENTON, MI – The Baptist State Convention of Michigan (BSCM) is announcing the hiring of the new State Director of Spiritual Renewal and Retreat Ministries at Bambi Lake Conference Center in Roscommon, MI. The first of March Michael (Mick) Schatz will assume the role at Bambi Lake. BSCM State Executive Director, Tim Patterson, says, “It is my joy to introduce that Mick and his family will be serving here. He has a very broad range of gifts and abilities that he has used in ministry since 1993.”
The calling of Mick and his wife, Jackie, has lead them over the years to churches where he has served as a youth pastor, worship pastor and associate pastor. Both Mick and Jackie did undergraduate work in Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida.
Mick has very broad experience in the local church. He has served in small rural churches, larger churches and is now part of a mega church, FBC Broken Arrow, OK where he services as the Associate Pastor of Worship Arts and Youth at their Coweta Campus. Patterson adds, “He possesses the giftedness and passion to help lead Bambi Lake Conference Center to its full potential and as a result, impact our state with the Gospel. All of his training and experience has prepared him for such a time as this. I and the rest of the team, are thrilled to have Mick as part of our BSCM family.”
Mick and Jackie and have 3 children, Julia, Noah, Emily. Julia (19) is currently living in Dallas working for State Farm Insurance while pursuing a degree in fashion merchandising from the University of North Texas. Noah (17) is a senior in High School and extremely active in music and video production, Drama and musicals, graphic design and currently producing his first original EP - set to be released early summer. Emily (13) is an eighth grader who loves to dance, paint and draw. She is a member of the Tigettes (school dance team) and loves the outdoors. Schatz says, “My wife and I are blessed to say all of our children know Jesus personally and are not ashamed of the Gospel.”
Emily will accompany him in March while Jackie and Noah stay back in Oklahoma to finish school and sell the house before joining them in May. Please pray for them and the great future of “Bambi”.