Pastors & Staff

Rev. Mike Ratliff

Senior Pastor
mikeratliff@lathamumc.org

For over 30 years Mike has served as an ordained minister in The North Alabama Conference. After graduating from Shades Valley High School in 1972, he attended The University of Montevallo and graduated with a degree in Music Education; he later obtained a Master of Divinity from Emory University, in the Candler School of Theology. He has served on the Board of Superannuate Homes for the North Alabama Conference and as chairperson of the District Board of Location and Building for the Mountain Lakes District. Over the years, he has also served through UMVIM and SIFAT (Servants in Faith and Technology). Mission work has been through local, domestic and international opportunities.

While serving in Marshall County, Mike assisted in the formulation of VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Assisting in Disasters) through the EMA of Marshall County. He enjoys helping others through different types of ministerial opportunities; namely missions, music, and Scuba Diving! Scuba is a passion of Mike’s, as he loves helping people become more aware of the marine environment. Mike is married to Brenda (Bee) McDonald Ratliff for 39 years. Brenda is a retired Registered Nurse and has served in a number of areas over the years, including Pediatric nursing and Surgical nursing. They have two children: James Michael, and Anna Kristine. They also have three grandchildren; Murphy Preston Thomas, Brady Rose Thomas and Zita Pearl Thomas.