Meet the Pearls

Michael is married to his best friend Bridgette of 24 years. Both his children Jasmyn (‘15) and MJ (‘20) are graduates of Lakota East. He’s the proud Center Director of the St. Monica’s Recreation Center serving children ages 6-18 in Lincoln Heights. 8 years ago, the Pearls started the New Day Baptist Church where Michael humbly pastors (also in Lincoln Heights). On top of that, he serves on the Board of Directors for 4031 Ministries and the Boys & Girls Club of West Chester/ Liberty. For fun, Michael has coached a variety of sports for kids of all ages including 9 seasons in Lakota. A very busy man, but a proven commitment to serving others, especially kids!

Relevant Experience 

  • Over 20 years of professional experience working for and leading organizations serving young people while managing budgets of ranging from $300k-$1.3M
  • Serving on the Boards of Directors for 2 child-focused non-profits (Boys & Girls Club of West Chester/Liberty and 4031 Ministries)
  • Nearly 25 years of coaching both Jr. High or High School sports (9 years in Lakota)
  • Currently serving as Vice President on Lakota’s Board of Education