Our Story


We are Mike and Kathy, and we created Looks Like Coffee as a vehicle to encourage and equip people who serve others. 

We were married in 1985 and raised two daughters who now thrive with their own families.

We have served church groups, community service organizations, civil service agencies, and retail sales. We’ve learned how to help others, give encouragement in difficult times, and accomplish life goals.

We know life happens fast; sometimes, it’s a blur. People are in a hurry. They want more time in their day or feel stressed over their schedules, activities, and busy-ness.

We have come to realize that simple relationships do more for others than anything else we can offer. We’ve studied, gained experience, made mistakes, and seen success. We understand the link between physical symptoms, spiritual faith, emotional unrest, and the conflicts that often occur in trauma, stress, or turmoil.

Through professional friendships, we offer attentive listening, care, and sometimes coaching. As chaplains, we care for the whole person, building them to be resilient trough trusting relationships and a compassionate presence.

Our passion is to see you encouraged as you move toward your goals.

-Mike and Kathy

Our Approach

Looks Like Coffee is an invitation to slow down and exit from the mainstream of doing everything, and be who we are to be. What we do is an expression of who we are. No matter how fast we go or how much we accomplish, we won’t make ourselves into something we are not. Sometimes we need a trusted friend to point out we are merely spinning our wheels, chasing a dream, or too caught up in what we are doing, and we have lost sight of what was once so important to us.

Henri Nouwen expresses the ministry of presence:

“More and more, the desire grows in me simply to walk around, greet people, enter their homes, sit on their doorsteps, play ball, throw water, and be known as someone who wants to live with them. It is a privilege to have the time to practice this simple ministry of presence. Still, it is not as simple as it seems. My own desire to be useful, to do something significant, or to be part of some impressive project is so strong that soon my time is taken up by meetings, conferences, study groups, and workshops that prevent me from walking the streets. It is difficult not to have plans, not to organize people around an urgent cause, and not to feel that you are working directly for social progress. But I wonder more and more if the first thing shouldn’t be to know people by name, to eat and drink with them, to listen to their stories and tell your own, and to let them know with words, handshakes, and hugs that you do not simply like them, but truly love them.”      from:  takingeachthoughtcaptive