Michael was born in Michigan and lived for 2 years in Connecticut, but has lived most of his life in Minnesota. He is the second oldest of seven children of a devout Catholic family. He was a competitive rower in high school which mentally prepared him for being a missionary. He first wanted to join the military but toward the end of high school felt called to mission work. He found FMC through Erika Olson who is an old family friend. He will be joining Intake this upcoming September 2019.