A Michigan native, Pastor DeVries received an Associates in Liberal Arts from Oakland Community College in 2010. He spent 35 years in retail, the bulk of that time in management. Served in several roles at St. Trinity and 6 years as a Deacon at St. Paul's in Pontiac. He was ordained through the colloquy program in 2019. Pastor Mike has been married to Julie for 40 years and together they have one son, daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren.