Michael and his wife, Mary, both love Jesus and met each other in their teens while serving in youth ministry in Aberdeen, WA. They were married in 1999, and have served in youth ministry for the majority of their marriage. Both Michael and Mary love teenagers and children because of how genuine, open, responsive, and energetic they are. They also have seven children (3 biological and 4 adopted). Michael has his Bachelors and two Masters degrees from Multnomah University. He currently oversees the Children’s through Young Adults at GracePointe.