Michael Gutierrez is the Director of Finance / Controller.
Michael graduated from Purdue University Lafayette with a B.S. in economics and 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 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.
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 Multiplication Network were doing on such a grand and global scale was extraordinarily inspiring.
Michael volunteered to work with Multiplication Network 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 Multiplication Network. He accepted the position as the Advancement Director for the Chicago area in 2016. In September of 2022, Michael transitioned to his current role to come alongside and assist Tim Maxwell with serving leaders with trusted financial information as the Finance Manager and Assistant Controller. In October 2023, Michael stepped into the role of Director of Finance / Controller.
Michael and his wife Jane have four kids and live in Saint John, IN.