Michael Gulker

Michael Gulker is President of The Colossian Forum. Michael has a longstanding interest in the intersection of faith and culture and how both thrive best when rooted in worship. A native of West Michigan, he studied philosophy and theology at Calvin College, has a divinity degree from Duke and is an ordained Mennonite pastor. Before coming to the Forum, Michael served as pastor of Christ Community Church in Des Moines, Iowa. He and his wife Jodie have two young children.

Prayer Letter, November 2014

November 5, 2014

O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together. – Psalm 34:3 Dear Friends, As I write today, I am thanking God for you. Your prayers on behalf of TCF are being answered in remarkable ways, and I am humbled and grateful for your ongoing support and encouragement. During this month, […]

Prayer Letter, October 2014

October 9, 2014

But who can detect their errors? Clear me from hidden faults. Psalm 19:12 Our work at TCF is continually framed by prayer and Scripture, and as we worship we frequently find ourselves drawn to the Psalms. We rejoice to participate in praise with the Psalmist, and we gratefully find our own sorrows taken up in […]

Another welcome!

September 19, 2014

I am pleased to announce the addition of Craig Schrotenboer to The Colossian Forum team. Craig joins us as Director of Operations, bringing with him extensive operational experience with Herman Miller, Davenport University, Youth For Christ, and KIDS HOPE USA. Craig’s skills and gifts are already helping TCF to become more efficient and effective as […]

Prayer Letter, September 2014

September 4, 2014

Then he said, “Come no closer! Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.” Exodus 3:5 In this week’s lectionary reading, Moses steps off the path to investigate a perplexing sight: a bush that burns but is not consumed. As he approaches, he hears a warning, and […]

Welcome!

August 22, 2014

I am pleased to welcome Andy Saur to the staff of TCF. He brings a strong professional background and deep personal interest to his role of Executive Assistant. Andy holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Wheaton College, and a diploma in Entertainment Business Management from Vancouver Film School. In the short time he’s been with us, […]

A sad farewell

July 31, 2014

It is with sadness that I announce the upcoming departure of Brian Cole, Director of Operations. When Brian joined The Colossian Forum in July of 2012, TCF was a simple two-person organization ready to grow in complexity, scope and professionalism. Due to his professionalism, hard work and personal integrity, Brian helped TCF mature from a […]

Prayer Letter – May 2014

May 8, 2014

When he was abused, he did not return abuse; when he suffered, he did not threaten;but he entrusted himself to the one who judges justly.-1 Peter 2:23 The work that we do at TCF is grounded in an Easter hope. Christ’s death reminds us that sacrifice and suffering are central to a faithful life, while […]

Prayer Letter, February 2014

January 30, 2014

Dear friends of TCF, This week’s lectionary reading includes Jesus’ “Sermon on the Mount” – a sometimes perplexing passage that presents a striking vision of life in God’s kingdom. Jesus describes the counterintuitive fruit of faithfulness: loss becomes gain, poverty becomes wealth, emptiness is filled to overflowing. His words confront our everyday ways of seeing, […]