Good writing, with a strong point and with life oozing out.


Mike Stavlund is a writer who works from a 5-car pile-up at the intersection of his Christian faith and real life. He is a husband of over 15 years and a father of 4 children. He lives with his wife and 3 daughters in a small house which he remodeled himself outside Washington, DC. He’s a part of an innovative emergence Christian community called Common Table, a co-conspirator with the Relational Tithe, and a proud part of the collective called Emergent Village. Some consider him a Renaissance man, some an intellectual, some a redneck, and he’s flattered in every case. He cooks, he cleans, he changes diapers and brakes, and he shops at a real hardware store at every opportunity.

Curriculum Vitae


Trinity International University, Deerfield, IL

  • B.A., Magna Cum Laude (1992)
  • Liberal arts education;  Biblical Studies Major, Psychology Minor.

Trinity Divinity School

  • M.Div.  (1996)
  • Focus on Psychology/Counseling and Homiletics


Intern/Assistant Pastor

  • Bay Hills Community Church, El Sobrante, CA
  • 1995-1996


  • Straits Evangelical Free Church, St. Ignace, MI
  • 1997-1999

Church Planter

  • DC Vineyard, Washington, DC
  • 1999-2004

Church Practitioner

  • Church of The Common Table, Vienna, VA
  • 2004-present

Adjunct Faculty

  • with Stratford University, 2005-2007
  • with Argosy University, 2011 to present
  • with Wesley Theological Seminary, 2012