Mike Bantz is a civil engineer working as the Pacific Area Manager for CDM Constructors Inc., which is an engineering and construction company that designs and builds water and wastewater treatment plants throughout the world.  Mike has been working in the construction industry for 20 years and his area performs over $100 Million in business per year. 

Mike was first inspired by the Samaritan Aviation dream in 2005 and has been involved with the ministry ever since.  He was able to visit Wewak in November 2013 to evaluate the suitability of land for building our first compound.   He was amazed at how powerfully God is working through Samaritan Aviation in Papua New Guinea. 

Mike lives in San Diego with his wife, Lynda, and three wonderful children.  Mike and Lynda have been shaped by short-term missions work in their early years and feel very blessed to be a part of Samaritan Aviation now.  Mike received a B.S. from the University of Colorado in 1994 and is a Professional Engineer.