Michael Rideout has thirty-eight years of business experience with consistently increasing levels of responsibility in staff management, financial management, business development, sales management, program development, and customer service. His strengths include operational management, budget management, and personnel development. Michael is a leader and team builder with substantial hands-on experience. He is an individual whose personal philosophy and values have enabled him to succeed and to inspire, train, and lead others.

Michael values and understands the importance of team synergies coupled with integrity and high ethical standards. He specializes in training and leading others in the essentials of encouraging, equipping and empowering those they lead. He is also an expert in obtaining sufficient resources for nonprofits, especially in the areas of ministry business development and social enterprise.


  • Interim leadership (CEO/COO/operations/program, project management, executive coaching, team building)
  • Business development—Social Enterprise (business plan development, revenue and expense forecasting, due diligence)

  • Ministry acquisitions/mergers (organizational audit/review, revenue/expense review, fund development review, program review)
  • Due diligence/legal review


  • Interim leadership and/or project management
  • Social enterprise—business development

  • Ministry acquisitions/mergers
  • Leadership/staff/board development


  • Social enterprise
  • Gospel rescue missions
  • Christian camps and conference centers

  • Reentry
  • Homeless shelters


  • B.A., Business Economics—University of California, Santa Barbara


  • President/CEO, Union Gospel Mission of Salem, Salem, OR
  • Director of Ministries, Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission, Seattle, WA
  • Program Director/Business Manager, Hartland Christian Camp and Conference Center, Badger, CA
  • Executive Vice President (COO), Interstate Dealer Services, Inc., Tustin, CA
  • Stepping Out Ministries, Salem, OR (reentry program for men released for incarceration)
  • Yamhill County Gospel Rescue Mission, McMinnville, OR
  • Association of Gospel Rescue Mission, Colorado Springs, CO (Vice President, Northwest District—2005-2009; Board Member—2014)
  • Council Member, Marion County Reentry Council—Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Salem, OR (2008-2014)
  • Task Force Member, Mayor’s Task Force for Safe Streets and Parks, Salem, OR (2013-2014)

  • Salem Downtown Rotary, Salem, OR (Member—Food Drive and Good Works Committees, Paul Harris Fellow)
  • Christian Leadership Alliance
  • Secretary, Lions Club Downtown, Seattle, WA
  • Harper Evangelical Free Church, Port Orchard, WA (Elder Board, Ministry Leader—Celebrate Recovery)
  • Board Member, Association of Christian Thrift Stores, Pensacola, FL
  • Board Member, Christian Heritage School, Corona, CA
  • Registered Counselor, WA State Department of Health
  • Albany Helping Hands, OR (homeless shelter providing meals, beds, and program services to men, women and families—multiple social enterprise initiatives)


  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Orange County, CA
  • San Diego, CA

  • Seattle, OR
  • Salem, OR


  • “Michael has been very helpful to our ministry and provided valuable input to help us succeed. He is a good listener and understands what is needed when operating a Rescue Mission. Our mission is growing, and Michael has been there to lend a helping hand with knowledge and resources to increase our exposure and methodology. We appreciate all your help and time.”
    Kaye Sawyer, Executive Director, Yamhill County Gospel Rescue Mission
  • “Michael was enthusiastic and supportive of the program outcomes design and implementation/testing work of the National Recovery Initiative. He committed multiple hours of collegial work to help to develop instruments that were relevant to mission recovery programs and scientifically rigorous as well. He’s a great person with whom to work.”
    Karen Woods, Executive Director, Americans for Community Development
  • “I’ve worked with Michael as an architectural consultant to Union Gospel Mission on various projects. The largest of these was a new $20 million homeless shelter for women and children. He excelled at compiling a cohesive and talented project team, guiding the team through the programming, design, and early construction phases, while ensuring the project met all the needs of the program with careful adherence to the mission’s budgetary constraints. His leadership always evidenced great integrity and a cheerful disposition coupled with the determination to implement the best possible solution.”
    Craig Chaney, Senior Architect, Merrick Lentz Architect
  • “… your contributions of time and expertise to the Marion County Reentry Council… have assisted us in making valuable enhancements to the Marion County Reentry Initiative. Your leadership… allowed us to sustain and enhance critical housing for people reentering the community from incarceration… you have been a tremendous partner to Marion County.”
    Janet Carlson, Marion County Commissioner
  • “Mike is definitely a ‘go-to’ guy. We worked together in 2006 to put on the AGRM convention in Seattle, WA. He worked tirelessly to make sure all the needs were met. Our goal was to put on an a memorable and successful event. We received many compliments from the attendees on the production of the convention. This was due, in a large part, to the efforts of Mike and his very organized staff. I would not hesitate to work with him again on such a major event.”
    Tammy Sharp, Special Events & Project Coordinator, Bishop Sullivan Center