Michael Waschevski was called as an Associate Pastor of First Presbyterian in 1999 after having served churches in Michigan and Texas. He serves now as Associate Pastor for Christian Formation and Pastoral Care. He seeks to nurture the faith of members and visitors alike through inspiring worship, thoughtful Bible study and theological reflection, deep spiritual formation, and compassionate congregational care.
As part of this duties here at FPC, Michael serves as a resource and leader in ministries of faith formation - especially worship and music and christian education for adults. He works with and supervises several program staff in their many ministries. Within the Music and Arts ministry, Michael directs the two adult choirs of FPC - the Chancel and Fellowship Choirs. He also coordinates pastoral care ministries of the church. With other FPC pastors, Michael offers pastoral care to members and is involved in worship leadership.
Michael graduated from Luther College (Decorah, IA) with a BA in Music; from Brite Divinity School (TCU) with a Master of Theological Studies; and Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary with a Doctor of Ministry. He is also a certified Christian Educator in the Presbyterian Church (USA). Before coming to First Presbyterian, Michael served at churches in Bedford, TX and Grosse Pointe, MI.
Michael currently serves on the Committee on Ministry of Grace Presbytery. Former Moderator of Grace Presbytery, he has also served on Presbytery Council and the Committee on Preparation for Ministry. A few other notable positions includes Synod Commissioner, General Assembly Commissioner, and member of the Presbyterian Committee on Congregational Song - which produced the 2013 Presbyterian hymnal Glory to God. Most recently, he completed service on the Administrative and Endowment Committees of the Association of Presbyterian Church Educators. He has served as adjunct professor at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and Brite Divinity School, been an active clinician, worship leader, lecturer and presenter throughout the PC(USA). His publishing credits include co-author of Rhythms of Worship (along with his stepfather, John G. Stevens), essayist in The Theologically Formed Heart (edited by Bailey, Barrett and Duke), and author of numerous articles for The Presbyterian Outlook, Presbyterians Today, and Call to Worship.
Michael lives in downtown Fort Worth and enjoys visiting his family that lives from coast to coast. He loves TV sitcoms, especially The Simpsons, Will and Grace, and The Middle.