Mike Shields became the Superintendent of the Central District in 2020. He has 27 years of ministry in the EFCA prior to becoming Superintendent. He received a Masters of Divinity and an MA in Counseling Psychology, both from TEDS, and is presently completing his Doctor of Ministry from Talbot School of Theology. In addition to serving in two Central District churches, Glenwood EFC (1991-1994) and Indianola Community Church (1996-2002), Mike served as Lead Pastor in Kearney, NE and Lakeville, MN. During part of his tenure at Indianola Community Church Mike also served as Vice Chair of the Central District Board of Directors.