After a number of years in government and private industry, Michael answered the call to full-time Christian service. Since that time he has served in a leadership capacity as a pastor and consultant for churches in Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia. In May of 2012, God called him and his family to the Northland to plant a new non-denominational church in the Hermantown/Duluth area. Michael is married to Wendy and they share three children. Wendy works alongside of Michael in the ministry and also serves as a fulltime faculty member in the Nursing Department at Lake Superior Community College.