Michael, serving DeWitt Christian Church as an Elder, grew up in neighboring Wacousta where his parents Bonnie and Gardner still reside. It was there he honed his skill and enjoyment for hunting, nature, and the outdoors. Michael became a member at the DeWitt Church with his parents and siblings in 1977.
Michael attended Great Lakes Bible College (now Great Lakes Christian College). During his freshman year at GLBC he met Pam, Fell in Love, and they were married in 1987. They have a passion to serve in God’s ministry. Michael and Pam have volunteered as summer camp counselors at Rock Lake Christian Assembly every summer since 1990. They got their first taste of Mission work serving on the Tuscarora Indian Reservation in Niagara County, New York, where they and their children helped to put on a Vacation Bible School for children at a church building on the reservation.
Michael and Pam have a son Scott and a daughter Bethany. Bethany also attended Great Lakes Christian College, where she participated in a mission trip to The Dominican Republic serving GO Ministries, introducing Michael and Pam to Missions in the D.R. They have now traveled twice to the Dominican Republic on week-long mission trips, and have worked numerous fundraising events to send out short term missionaries to the D.R. to benefit GO Ministries and LAFWA.
Michael works in Ann Arbor at Terumo Cardiovascular Systems where he is the Warehouse Manager in charge of Shipping and Receiving. Terumo supplies hospitals around the globe with life-saving medical equipment used in open-heart surgeries.