Get to know... Mike Souza

Mike Souza

Age: 57

Spouse: Becky

Children: Lacey

Occupation and place of work: Pastor at Sunnyside Presbyterian Church

Best thing about living in the Yakima Valley is: the people are genuine and resourceful.

When I was a child, I wanted to grow up to be: a train engineer.

First job I ever had was: mowing lawns.

The most famous person I’ve met is: Johnny Bench, catcher for the Cincinnati Reds

The best gift I ever received was: a surprise birthday present, a ride on a dinner train.

The best piece of advice I ever received was: “At some point you need to blank or get off the pot.”

My favorite food is: Hamburgers.

One of my most memorable moments, besides getting married or having children was: being ordained as a Presbyterian minister.

If I could witness any event past, present, or future, I would want to see: the Resurrection.

The person I’d like to meet, sit with and talk to for an hour is: Jesus.

I’d love to learn how to: go scuba diving.

The furthest I have been away from home is when I went to: Israel in 1999 on an archeological dig.

My favorite leisure activity or hobby is: Fitness training.

If I didn’t have to worry about money, I’d spend my time: Travelling, Europe.

The one word that best describes me is: Caring.

If I could change one thing about myself it would be: Not so much gray hair.

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