Acquainted With Redemption
With a life story illustrating that truth is surely stranger than fiction, Michael began attending Alcoholics Anonymous at five years old. By age ten he was participating in family drug rehab, living in a trailer park, and laying ground for a future as a psychotherapist. Really.
Despite early exposure to a life of recovery and sobriety, Michael’s brokenness went unchecked for almost three decades, allowing him to master the art of living as an imposter. While attending the University of Effingup, Michael received the gift of brokenness, where grace entered his life and continues to transform to this day.
Soul Caregiver and Healer
In 1998 a leadership development organization asked Michael if he would consider spending two weeks counseling a ministry couple. Having no idea what to expect he said yes. The results were astounding as to what was accomplished in two weeks. Since that time Michael has worked with countless couples and individuals in what is now called a Soul Care Intensive.
Speaker and Communicator
Michael is a passionate storyteller who disarms audiences with humor and transparency, while pointing others to the tenacious transforming mercy of Jesus. Michael has ministered to audiences around the world through organizations and events such as Promise Keepers, The Navigators, CRU (Campus Crusade for Christ), Youth for Christ, Young Life, Focus on the Family, Promise Keepers, Christian Men’s Network, CreationFest, Officers Christian Fellowship, Christian Medical Association, and numerous churches, denominations, and para-church organizations. A regular speaker at seminaries and Christian college campuses, Michael’s passion is to equip the next generation.
Along with countless radio and podcast appearances, Michael has appeared twice on CBN’s The 700 Club, CNN-2’s Dr. Drew Show, Day of Discovery, The Hope Network, as well as numerous video productions and documentaries including Somebody’s Daughter: A Journey To Freedom From Pornography. His articles have been published with The Huffington Post, Relevant, Prism, Red Letter Christians, and numerous other books, periodicals and blogs.
Michael lives with his Julianne, and two children, in Littleton, Colorado, where he enjoys mountain biking, hiking, and trail running.