Dr. Soderling is an OB/GYN who practiced for years in Wisconsin before moving to full time cross-cultural work in Guatemala where he co-founded and continues to serve as CGO (Chief Governance Officer) for Salud que Transforma (Transformational Health, a Guatemalan C-FBO). Since returning full time to the US in 2012 Mike has served as Director of the global network Health For All Nations, catalyzed the Christian Journal of Global Health, the Best Practices in Global Health collaborative, the Outlook on the Christian Global Health Movement course and the Fountain School for Community and Global Health now under development at William Carey International University in Pasadena Ca. Dr. Soderling is also the Catalyst for the Lausanne Health in Mission Issue Network.
Mike is a collaborator with the Winter Launch Lab in Pasadena, CA. The WinterLL is the innovation arm of Frontier Ventures (formerly the US Center for World Mission, founded by Ralph Winter). The WinterLL is using Systems Thinking/Design Thinking to understand the complex issues faced by the global Church and uses a very carefully crafted approach (based on the U Process) to coming up with innovative solutions. In 2008, Mike earned an MBA in International Development from Hope International University. His most important education, however, happened through nearly 10 years of mentorship with Dr Dan Fountain.
Mike has been blessed to be married to Chris since 1986 and they have 2 son’s, Ian (30y/o) and Taylor (28). Their daughter Leah (19), was born in Guatemala and was adopted into their family at the age of 2.