The love of Jesus overwhelmed Michael with gratitude when he was a young child, and since then his desire to glorify God with his life has only grown. He and his wife Amanda were married in 1996. They welcomed a daughter into the world in 2002, and then had twin boys in 2006. Michael served as a bivocational minister in Liberty and Butler, MO, before joining Pathway. He has also served as a public school teacher since 1999.