Michael was born and raised on a farm in Colorado. The second of six kids, he studied Mechanical Engineering and Physics at Benedictine College. Afterwards he spent a year discerning the priesthood at St. John Vianney Seminary in Denver. Then God led him to Kansas City for 2 years designing semi-trucks. During a mission trip to the Philippines, with Benedictine College and FMC, God stirred in his heart to become a full-time missionary with FMC. He completed Intake in 2016 and now serves in Asia.