Deacon Mike Bickerstaff

Blessed to grow up in Biloxi only two blocks from the beach, I enjoyed living in a predominately Catholic area. I could never imagine living anywhere else, but after high school I left and have lived all over. I met my wife, Cathy, in Philadelphia, PA and we eventually made our way from New Jersey to Atlanta.

We joined St. Peter Chanel in 1998 after 12 years at St. Ann’s in Marietta. My love for the Lord and his Blessed Mother led me to volunteer in faith formation and eventually join SPC’s staff in 2005. Previously, I had co-founded and served as chairman of a large, national software consulting firm for 25 years, following nearly 20 years of executive leadership roles in management consulting. After five years of education and formation, I was ordained to the diaconate in 2006 and assigned to SPC.

Our two children have blessed us with five grandchildren, all of whom live close by and are our constant joy!

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