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 currently pursuing a Master's degree in Biblical Studies from SoCal Seminary. 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 seven wonderful kids, Kate, Ryan, Alex, Ashley, Ciara, Josiah, and Josie. Mike is an Internal Auditor at Ricoh and a Certified Biblical Counselor through the Association of Biblical Counselors. Mike's greatest passion in ministry is to help men shepherd and lead their families. Fun facts: Mike likes anything pumpkin, date nights with his wife, and playing games with his kids.