Rev. Michael Poulos

Associate Pastor for Youth & Mission

Since 2002 Michael has served as an Associate Pastor at FPC-Asheville. Before coming to Asheville, Michael served two large churches in Greensboro and Atlanta in the area of youth ministry. Though initially called to direct youth & family ministry, Michael's responsibilities soon expanded to include resourcing our church's outreach and mission ministries.

An honor graduate of Davidson College (1988) and Columbia Theological Seminary (1992), Michael and his life-partner Julie Lehman have two children, Nicholas and Gabe. A graduate of Columbia Seminary herself, Julie works as a development officer at the Montreat Conference Center.

Michael's passions include 1) nurturing the intergenerational aspects of congregational ministry, 2) enabling members of all ages to live out their faith with authenticity in the world, and 3) celebrating the diversity of God's Beloved children. His hobbies include football, tennis, movies and eating good food in Asheville.