Mike was born in southern Arizona and grew up in the East Valley. He graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and is a Certified Biblical Counselor through the Association of Biblical Counselors. Near the end of college, Mike's eyes were opened to his sin and his desperate need of God's forgiveness. It was at that time that he repented of his sins and placed his trust in Jesus. Shortly after that, Mike met his amazing wife Annie, who was also a new believer. They married in 2001 and have a baseball team of kids: Kate (Gabe), Ryan, Alex, Ashley, Ciara, Josiah, and Josie. Mike's greatest passion in ministry is to help men shepherd and lead their families. Fun facts: Mike loves date nights with his wife and spending quality time with his kids.