Hi! I’m Mike Harvat. Here’s a quick snapshot of who I am and what I’m about.

I am a Christian.
My sole source of identity and purpose comes from being a disciple of Jesus Christ. I do my best to love God with all my heart, mind, soul and strength, and I try to love my neighbor as myself.

That’s pretty much all you need to know about me, but if you’re curious about the details, read on…

I am a pastor.
I serve as the Worship and Youth Pastor at Community Covenant Church in Omaha, Nebraska. In 2013, I received a ministry license from the Evangelical Covenant Church – I love the Cov!

As a worship pastor, I am responsible for the planning and logistics of our worship gatherings, including liturgy, scripture, music, and other elements. I also lead workshops and worship retreats with the Omaha Collective.

As a youth pastor, I partner with parents and students in facilitating lifelong journeys of Christian discipleship. One of my greatest joys is seeing students grow into adults who continue to pursue Christ beyond high school, college, and into their workplaces and new families.

I am a student.
I am currently enrolled in Sioux Falls Seminary‘s Master of Divinity program in Omaha. I cannot speak highly enough of this institution – it has proved to be an invaluable source of growth and equipping for me. People often ask me how many years of school I have left, and I always respond with, “that’s a good question!” I am already working full time as a pastor, so I only take one or two classes per semester (as time and funds allow). It could take me another 5, 6, 7 years or more to complete my studies, but I’m in it for the long haul.

I am a musician.
For my entire life, I’ve enjoyed creating and performing music. In high school, while most of my guitar-playing friends were learning other people’s music, I was holed up in my room recording my own songs on a TASCAM 4-track cassette recorder.

I currently sing and play guitar for a band called Flight Metaphor. We’ve recorded a few records together, which can be heard here.