Michael served in the United States Navy (2000-2004), graduated from Cairn University (previously Philadelphia Biblical University - PBU), Langhorne, PA in 2008 with a B.S. in Biblical Studies, and graduated from Reformed Episcopal Seminary, Blue Bell, PA in 2011 with an M.Div. Michael spent 3 years (2015-2018) as a Church Planting Pastor of Covenant Reformed Church in Fairbanks, Alaska (a Mission Church of Covenant Bible Church in Chugiak, Alaska, under the Supervision and Leadership of Pastor Jack Phelps). He now serves as the Pastor of Christ the Redeemer Church in Pella, Iowa. He is happily married with three children and two grandchildren.