CABOOSE! was founded in 1991 in Reading, PA. by Michael, then a full-time children’s pastor whose vision and goal was to start viable children’s ministries in as many churches as God gave him the opportunity and grace to do.

     The name  “CABOOSE!” came to Michael as he pondered what to name the new children’s ministry he was starting in a city famous for shopping outlets and the first billion dollar corporation in the world: Reading Railroad—of the “Monopoly” game fame. Children are always at the end of a church’s “line of cars”, hence, the name.

     “CABOOSE!” is dedicated to seeing all age groups of Jesus’ Church have meaningful and intimate encounters with the presence of the living God via His Word and His Spirit in a setting geared to their age.

     Often, before Michael ministers to youth, children, or adults, he uses his “Time Machine” and comes out of it as a biblical or historical costumed character. He performs a very serious and intense drama, complete with fog, floodlights, movie music, and sound effects.  After quickly changing out of his costume, he then preaches and teaches with several visual aids and object lessons. 

    His messages are relevant to his characters that he portrays.  His love of theology, and expository exegesis are then evidenced as he seeks to clearly portray the truths of God’s eternal word.  His hope is that God’s people will be “divided” in soul and spirit (Heb. 4:12) as he endeavors to “rightly divide the word of truth” (II Tim. 2:15). 


What is “Caboose!”?

For further information please contact:

CABOOSE!  c/o  

Michael & Kim Guertin

3 Windsor Road,

Wilmington, DE 19809-2144 

(302) 764-0490

I am humbly grateful that our Heavenly Father would call, prepare, and equip us to undertake such an honorable task. Kim is my “administrator par excellence’” for both the home and the ministry.  May we prove worthy of His gracious call upon our lives.  May He be pleased to reveal His Son in us (Gal.1:16).

     Michael also writes a monthly newsletter that he has been sending out since 2000.  In it, he relates what the Lord has been saying to his heart, theological issues, & family/ministry event news.  If you would like to be added to the mailing list, feel free to request so via the email address below.  Thank you!

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"Every doctrine which can be taught to theologians is taught to children".

[Charles Hodge, professor Princeton Theological Seminary,1822-1878]

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