Mike Nevergall


Gift Planner in Advancement

Michael Nevergall is a native of Ohio, the son of a Lutheran pastor and a Certified Public Accountant. Mike studied marketing and communication at Valparaiso University, graduating in 2005 with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. For the first eight years of his career, he worked at the ELCA Churchwide Organization in Chicago, serving on the staff of Lutheran Disaster Response and then as the Director of the ELCA Fund for Leaders. After completing a Master's degree in Nonprofit Administration at North Park University in 2013, Mike and his family moved to Austin, Texas where he worked in advancement for Upbring (formerly known as Lutheran Social Services of the South), leading a team of gift officers in support of the organization's mission to break the generational cycle of child abuse.

Mike joined the Gustavus family in June 2017 as a Gift Planner and is excited to help Gustavus alumni, parents, and friends find the place where their passions and their abilities intersect to advance the mission of the College. Mike succesfully earned the Certifed Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential in 2016 and is an active member of ALDE, the Association of Lutheran Development Executives. Mike is married to Rachel, a 2004 Valpo alumna. They have three children, and they live in South Minneapolis.


B.S.B.A. Marketing, Valparaiso University (2005); Master of Nonprofit Administration, North Park University (2013)