Mike Schreiner was ordained in the United Methodist Church in 1991. In 1998, he accepted a call to begin a new church in St. Charles County and, with the help of a core group, launched MSC in September 1999. Under his leadership, Morning Star has been the fastest-growing new United Methodist Church start in the state of Missouri and now serves as a model for other new church starts.

Mike grew up in Jackson, Missouri, and graduated from Jackson High School in 1985. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science in Pre-Medicine. In 1992, he received his Master of Divinity from Eden Theological Seminary.

He and his wife, Dede, live in Lake St. Louis. They have two children, Jay and Samuel. He loves to play sports and fish; especially when he can do them with his family.

Name one thing that not many people know about you. There are three of me. I’m actually triplets.


You wouldn’t be caught dead, where? 
Dirt Cheap and the Men’s Clothing Department at Sears

What do you value most in life?
People—my family, friends, staff, and congregation—although I struggle with always living like it.

What do you think the greatest invention is in your lifetime and why? 
Voice-activated texting! I can text while driving… legally!