Mike and Rita have been regular visitors to Advent since last fall. They have lived in Sagamore Hills for 21 years, and most of their large extended family lives here in Northeast Ohio (they have 9 siblings between them).
Their married daughter Jennifer is an ob-gyn in Charlotte NC, and is mommy to one-year old Emilia. Son Steve lives in Tremont. Mike and Rita and family lived in Charlotte for about five years for his job, and the entire family loves Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head vacations.
The Mitches met at Mike's office in 1974. His career has mostly been in sales, and for Sherwin Williams. Rita was a stay-at-home mom but also does accounting. They have just 2 cats now, down from 5 cats plus a dog.
Their hobbies include bowling (both playing and watching) and golf (Mike and son Steve are in leagues together). They love attending Indians games and shows in the area (Ringo Starr was in Northfield recently, did you know!?)
At their former church they ran the Angel Tree ministry at Christmas, helped with Red Cross mobile blood drives, and were members of the Outreach Committee. They report that they have found Advent to be a very warm and welcoming congregation.
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