Mike Kerzee

Mike Kerzee

Rev. James Michael (Mike) Kerzee grew up in Copperas Cove, Texas.  He graduated from Southwest Texas State University with his Bachelor’s in History and Speech Communications and his teaching certificate.  He taught and coached for Copperas Cove ISD for 20 years.  He is a Mandel Fellow of the United States Holocaust Museum.  He completed his theological studies through Perkins School of Theology.  He married his college sweetheart, Dianne.  She graduated from Southwest Texas State and became an elementary teacher.  She retired from teaching after 29 years.

They have there children.  Lauren and her husband, Kevin, just welcomed their baby Lawson James.  Zachary and his wife, Kendra, are fostering a precious little girl named Amberly with the hopes of adopting her soon.  Benjamin is a sophomore in college at Texas State University in San Marcos.  In 2003 Mike responded to the call of ministry.  He has served churches in the Central District and the West District.  He is glad to serve at Smithfield UMC.  Mike enjoys travelling, camping, studying history, reading and enjoying time with his family.

What kind of pizza do you like best?   Pepperoni (But Mexican food is better.)

Who is your favorite singer/musician?  James Newton Howard

What is your favorite color?   Red

What was your best-ever vacation?  Camping on the Frio  with my family

If you could ask Jesus a question, what would it be? Why?

Which was your favorite Ninja turtle?  Raphael  (But Charlie Brown rules.)

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?  An Astronaut

Have you ever lived outside of Texas?  If so, where?  Yes. Virginia, Georgia

If you had only one sentence left to say, what would it be?   Love God; Love one another

What Bible verse do you turn to most?  Matthew 25:35-40New International Version (NIV)

35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’


Director of Music Ministry
Diana Schultz