Mike and Judy are currently serving the PCA as church planters in Easton, PA. They had previously been a part of New Life Church since 1998 where Mike served as associate pastor. Their hometown was Perkasie, PA - a small town about 30 minutes south of Easton/Coopersburg. Mike graduated from Westminster Theological Seminary in 1998 and began working as an associate pastor at New Life Dresher for the next 10 years. Judy taught for the Philadelphia School District for more than 10 years before homeschooling our sins and the birth of our daughter. Judy and Mike have two sons – John and Rachyeed – who are 18 and 19 years of age and who came to live with the Hollenbach’s when they were 8 and 9. They also have a daughter – Kaira – who is 4 years of age and a newly adopted daughter Talia who is 2 years old.
It was not until Mike was 25 when Jesus became the center and focus of his life. Concerning his time serving New Life, Mike says, "It is here, in this community, where the gospel became real, tangible and relevant to my everyday life. This church is my family. They are my friends. And it is here where I can really open up and be honest about my life. When that happens the gospel breaks in with power to really change us."
Mike is very competitive and loves to play sports (especially with his sons). He enjoys especially both bluegrass and folk music. He can think of nothing more relaxing than a hike by a stream, a swim in a waterfall or a weekend camping trip.