Dr. Michael Palmer serves as district superintendent of the Missouri District Church of the Nazarene. Prior to his election in 2006, he served as senior pastor in Fenton, Missouri; Burlington, Iowa; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and Ferguson, Missouri. He also served seven years as a full-time evangelist.
He has a B.A. in Religion from MidAmerica Nazarene University, and a Masters of Ministry from Indiana Wesleyan University. He received an honorary Doctorate of Divinity degree from MidAmerica Nazarene University.
Michael serves on the General Board for the Church of the Nazarene, as well as the District Superintendent’s Advisory Council for USA/Canada.
Michael, and his wife Mary, have two married children, Mandi and Michael, and four grandchildren. They reside in Bridgeton, Missouri.