Michael Caleb Garret is a year older as of today, which means we have the privilege of getting to know him a little more through the latest “Coffee & Conversation” feature. Michael is a vital component to our Quality Assurance team (as he points out, he makes up half of it), and we’re incredibly thankful for him. Check out what makes this fascinating dude so fascinating:
Q. What is your role at EventBooking and what do you like about that role?
Q. Describe your “perfect” meal, complete with dessert.
Q. What’s something about you that might surprise people?
Q. What is one of your favorite places that you’ve traveled to? Why?
Q. What’s your favorite movie? Favorite book (or favorite Artist/Band)?
Q. What’s something you’re passionate about?
A. I’ve been working in children’s and youth ministry for slightly more than half of my life. It can be easy to forget as an adult how soul-crushing the mundane aspects of childhood can be to them at times, not even accounting for experiences that would devastate someone decades older. Kids need to be surrounded by as much unconditional love and support as possible to help them meet their potential. I make jokes about how I feel old every time one of them transitions from middle to high school or high school to college, etc. At the same time, it’s incredibly fulfilling to see someone find their identity and know that you played a role in helping them on their journey.
Q. Who inspires you?
A. Jesus Christ, for more reasons than I could ever sufficiently explain. To pick out one: his example of radical forgiveness and love in the face of injustice and pain.