Thank you, Rev. Michael Auch!
Reverend Michael Auch recently completed part of his spiritual journey along with the Center for Spiritual Living – Olympia while serving as its interim minister from February 18, 2016 to June 14, 2017. He helped our spiritual family in opening our hearts to the truth of who we are, and how to work with one another while embracing our individuality. His leadership helped us to become ready for the next chapter in our spiritual community’s journey, and we are blessed and grateful for being witness to his passion, power, prosperity and purpose, as God expressing in, through, and as Reverend Michael.
Reverend Michael’s Bio:
Reverend Michael was called to ministry in the third grade when he decided he wanted to become a Catholic priest after practicing mass at an altar he built in his bedroom. After many years of life experience he became an ordained minister with Centers for Spiritual Living in 2009. He served on an interim ministry team at the Center for Spiritual Living – Olympia, consults on organizational and board development, facilitates retreats and classes, and speaks from his heart.
He has been an executive director for not for profit organizations with staff from 3 to 100 employees and budgets ranging from $150,000 to $8 million. Youth and family, GLBTQ mental health, HIV/AIDS and social/emotional learning curricula were program areas of focus. He cofounded and currently facilitates a nine month leadership program for LGBTQ young adults. He is married to his husband of 34 years and lives in Seattle in the Capitol Hill neighborhood.