Michelle began attending Northland when she was in high school and volunteering in the Children’s Ministry at the Lyman High School location. She then left to attend Florida State University and graduated with a degree in Business Marketing. She moved back down to Orlando and began working at Target Corporation as a Human Resources manager.
After getting married to her high school sweetheart, Shaun Rattigan, and starting a family, she made the decision to leave her career and stay home with her children. During this time, Shaun and Michelle began looking for a church to plant their roots, and they felt God calling them to Northland.
When it came time for her to return to work, Michelle had only two requirements, that the Lord’s will would prevail and that her family would come first. Looking back, it is clear that God prepared the way for Michelle to take on the role of Connections Coordinator at Northland. She is passionate about people and believes that life is best when experienced in relationship with God and others.