Meet Mitch, our new Fatherhood Specialist.
Mitch is excited to meet with men who are the fathers in unintended pregnancies and offer a listening ear and support. He helps men work through their emotions and process the pregnancy decision.
Mitch’s story began when his mom found out she was pregnant with him. His biological dad left her when she told him the news. Here’s what Mitch has to say about it:
“My biological father left when my Mom told him she was pregnant, leaving her to make hard decisions and become a single parent. The first and biggest decision she made was to choose to continue her pregnancy. Two years later she married an incredible man who adopted me as his own.
“On the one hand, I can empathize with birth fathers because I understand that finding out you’re a father unexpectedly can be a scary time. I understand why the first reaction would be negative. But on the other hand, I can give them a message of hope. If they hang in there, the reward of being a father will be far greater than they now realize.”
After Mitch graduated from high school he began working as a painter. An accident where we fell from scaffolding made him unable to work for a year. He stayed with his grandmother for this year.
When Mitch was able to return to work, he went to seminary and then became a pastor for 10 years.
Mitch is married and is a father to five children, four boys and one girl. He likes to spend time with his family and enjoys coaching baseball for his sons’ teams. Mitch also enjoys reading, watching movies and being outside as much as possible.
Mitch looks forward to helping guys who come to our clinic work through their crisis moments of fear and uncertainty. He wants to walk with them and help them make it through to the other side where it’s not a crisis anymore. He wants dads to know that, even if things look bad, they can get to the other side and experience the great rewards of fatherhood.