Michael has a B.A. from Hope College and a M.A. from Fuller School of Intercultural Studies. He served in Ghana and in varying leadership roles with Pioneers. He has also served as the Missions Pastor for Northland Church, a SVP for OneWay Ministries/Prayercast and joined the Missio Nexus team in 2015 as VP for Strategic Initiatives. He is married to Laura, has five children and lives in Aurora, IL.