Michael & Sally Helland
Deacon - IT & Audio/Visual
Michael was born and raised in the Gig Harbor area in a large Christian family. After attending a Vacation Bible School when he was young, Michael recognized that he was a sinner and trusted the Lord Jesus as his personal Savior. He was baptized as a young teenager.
Michael met his wife, Sally, in Oklahoma City. They were married in 1996 and have four young children. They began attending Discovery soon after they were married and served in various capacities until moving to New Hampshire for five years. While there, Michael and Sally were involved in ministries such as youth work, teaching, piano, choir, and coordination of the nursery. After returning to the Northwest and Discovery Baptist in 2003, they were soon busy in activities including choir, church pianist, youth choir directing, deacon board, and VBS. As a deacon, Michael's responsibilities include audio/visual set up and production, and assisting with maintenance of the buildings. Michael and Sally are both very grateful to God for his gracious gift of salvation provided through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and are grateful to be able to serve in the church.
Michael has been employed with Autodesk, a high tech company, for ten years. Presently he works with a team to research and develop systems and tools for the Autodesk Support organization globally.
In his spare time, Michael likes to try to find a quiet spot to sit and read.