Michael Blackburn has the privilege of serving FUMC Waynesville as the Director of Program Ministries and the Awakening service coordinator. His focus is on the planning, implementation, and continued use of Christ focused programming that will be used as tools in an active faith life of the youth, children, adults, and their families at FUMC Waynesville.
Michael graduated from Tuscola High School, when his father, Rob Blackburn served as senior pastor here at FUMC Waynesville. He then attended Appalachian State University where he graduated with a degree in Physical Education, and a Masters in Christian Education from Pfeiffer University.
Michael worked for Wilderness Trail, a hiking and leadership developing ministry for 3 years. In 2003 Michael joined the staff at FUMC Waynesville.
Michael and his wife Kristi, who works at Junaluska Elementary, have three awesome boys, Hudson, Henry, and Hardy who all love being a part of the community of faith here at FUMC Waynesville.