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 District Superintendent’s Advisory Council for USA/Canada.
Michael, and his wife Mary, have two married children, Mandi and Michael, and five grandchildren. They reside in Bridgeton, Missouri.