REGIONAL ADVANCEMENT DIRECTOR
Michael Gutierrez is a connector. As an Advancement Director for Multiplication Network Ministries (MNM), Michael is eager to help connect people and their passions to a partnership with the ministry of equipping church planters with necessary tools and resources.
After graduating from Purdue University Lafayette with a B.S. in economics, Michael worked as a coach for a girls gymnastics team for ten years. At the same time, he worked at the American Association of Individual Investors (AAII). He began as a research analyst and eventually became the associate editor for the AAII’s bi-monthly newsletter. Michael continued on to be an account executive at Jareo·Jareo Marketing & Communication and eventually took a job closer to home at Horizon Publishing Company. In 2001, he and his wife Jane began an e-commerce business in the retail beauty industry that continues to this day.
Most recently, Michael was the director of Frontline Ministries for one of Faith Reformed Church’s eight multi-sites in Beecher, IL. Being involved with the Faith Beecher launch, Michael saw firsthand how God was at work in amazing ways through church planting and growth. Due to all of this, he was very excited when he met Dr. John Wagenveld at the 2014 Global Leadership Summit. Hearing what John and MNM were doing on such a grand and global scale was extraordinarily inspiring.
Michael volunteered to work with MNM on the Stronger Churches program and help lay the foundation for the Take Your Church’s Pulse website. Several months later, Michael received a phone call informing him about a full-time position with MNM. “Since that phone call, I have never felt God be more active in my life,” Michael shares. “Occurrences over the last few years that we did not understand at the time now make sense. All I can say is that God’s timing is impeccable.” He accepted the position as the Advancement Director for the Chicago area. He currently resides in Saint John, IN with his wife Jane and four children, Kaley, Michael, Kaitlyn, and Aiden.
Michael enjoys hearing the stories of changed lives and how God moves and works through the lives of the church planters who go through MNM’s training. “I am thrilled and humbled to be a part of such an amazing team and ministry,” says Michael. “To be able to play an active role in advancing a ministry that has a presence in over 30 counties and over 4,000 active church planters is simply amazing.”
To contact Michael—
Michael Gutierrez / Advancement Director