Pastor Dietz has been at Cooks Hill Community Church since 1997. Mitch first sensed God's call to full-time ministry at the age of 15. Following graduation from Crown College near Minneapolis, MN, he pastored for more than six years in North Dakota and Montana before moving to Washington in 1991. When asked about his goal for ministry, he says, "My calling is to cheer people on to the finish line that the Apostle Paul spoke of in Philippians 3:14". He loves all sports, including golf, and enjoys music, playing the guitar, and "tinkering" with several other musical instruments.