A native Hoosier, Pastor Mike Riggins attended Bloomington North High School, where he met his wife Linda. They graduated from Indiana University and he went on to Princeton Theological Seminary while Linda taught. Upon ordination Mike served as an Associate Pastor for youth in suburban St. Louis. Five years later he accepted the call to Pastor the First Presbyterian Church of Seymour, Indiana. In 1997 he and Linda joined a group of elders in planting a new congregation in Traverse City, Michigan. They and their family served with that church for the next twenty-one years.
The Riggins’ daughter Laura teaches kindergarten in Carmel. She and husband Sam have presented Mike and Linda with their first grandchild, Theo. Son Dan has begun his residency in pediatrics at Riley Children’s Hospital.
Mike and Linda love their two pit bulls, their cat, walking and cycling. Mike enjoys building furniture and other things; Linda loves her once a week journey to watch Theo.