Mike Picconatto has his MA from Crown College in Ministry leadership. He pastored for 16 years (6 years as the youth pastor at Maple Plain Community Church in Maple Plain, MN and 10 years as lead pastor at Staples Alliance Church in Staples, MN.).In 2012 Mike and his wife Elissa moved with their 3 children to Berlin, Germany to join the church planting team with the C&MA in Berlin. During their time in Berlin, Mike and Elissa led an art gallery project, helped the Alliance begin reaching out to refugees in Berlin, led the Berlin Arab/German team, and helped launch Journey Berlin, a network of micro-churches ministering in former East Germany.In 2021, Mike and Elissa launched Envision Berlin. Along with Stephen and Jennie Jones, the Picconatto’s will be helping Envision identify and develop missional leaders through short-term missions opportunities and innovative ministry strategies in Berlin, Germany.