Michael was born and raised in Grand Island, Nebraska. While a sophomore in high school, the Lord opened his eyes to see the beauty of Christ and His cross. After completing a degree in vocal performance, he moved to Louisville in 2012 to attend the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He met his sweet wife, Emily, at Immanuel, and they were married in 2014. They have three energetic boys: Ransom, Iver, and Endeavor. He works for Humana, but his real passions are loving his family, reading, singing, and serving the saints at Immanuel.